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Hastily(stupidly) used combo fix on laptop and now it is crippled


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#1 Mosephus

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:07 PM

Thanks for your help. Basically I foolishly ran combo fix on a laptop I was just given(it was heavily crippled by spyware/malware) and all was well till it asked to restart and the computer froze on the shut down screen. So I held down the power button to shut it down and when I turned it on it just boots to the Dell logo over and over again. What have I done and is there anything I can do? I was planning on stripping everything and running a new copy of XP on it but the installation CD won't even boot. Here are a couple video's if that helps.

BTW this is a XP Home Service pack 2 AMD Sempron Dell 1501

http://nathanrickaway.com/VID00053.AVI
http://nathanrickaway.com/VID00055.AVI

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 07:12 PM

What are those videos supposed to be? They are screensavers or something in Windows Media Player??
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 07:43 PM

They are .AVI video's of what the computer is doing, if you have quicktime just click and play.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:19 AM

Hi Mosephus,

Please try to follow the steps below. I will move this topic to a more appropriate forum.

Please download OTLPE (filesize 120,9 MB)
  • When downloaded double click on OTLPENet.exe and make sure there is a blank CD in your CD drive. This will automatically create a bootable CD.
  • Reboot your system using the boot CD you just created.
    Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here
  • Your system should now display a REATOGO-X-PE desktop.
  • Depending on your type of internet connection, you should be able to get online as well so you can access this topic more easily.
  • Double-click on the OTLPE icon.
  • Ensure the box "Automatically Load All Remaining Users" is checked and press OK
  • OTL should now start.
  • Press Run Scan to start the scan.
  • When finished, the file will be saved in drive C:\OTL.txt
  • Copy this file to your USB drive if you do not have internet connection on this system
  • Please post the contents of the OTL.txt file in your reply.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 03:30 AM

Thank you very much for your help, I really appreciate it! Could I possibly use a key drive instead of a CD since I don't have a burner here. If not thats ok, I'll get it done.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 04:08 AM

Yes, it is possible, however a bit more difficult.

IMPORTANT:
You will need a flash drive with a size of 512 Mb or bigger. Make sure that you do not leave anything important on the flash drive, as all data on it will be deleted during the following steps.
    • Download OTLPEStd.exe from one of the following links and save it to your Desktop: mirror1 or mirror2
    • Download eeepcfr.zip from the following link and save it to your Desktop: the mirror
    • Finally, if you do not have a file archiver like 7-zip or Winrar installed, please download 7-zip from the following link and install it: the mirror
  1. Once you have 7-zip install, decompress OTLPEStd.exe by rightclicking on the folder and choosing the options shown in the picture below. Please use a dedicated folder, for example OTLPE, on your Desktop



  2. Open the folder OTLPEStd which will be created in the same location as OTLPEStd.exe and right-click OTLPE_New_Std.iso. Select 7-Zip and from the submenu select Extract files... and extract the content onto your Desktop in a OTLPE folder:



  3. Please also decompress eeepcfr to your systemroot (usually C:\).
  4. Empty the flash drive you want to install OTLPE on.
  5. Go to C:\eeecpfr and double-click usb_prep8.cmd to launch it.
  6. Press any key when asked to in the black window that opens.
  7. As indicated in the image, make sure you have selected the correct flash drive, before proceeding.
    For Drive Label: type in OTLPE.
    Under Source Path to built BartPE/WinPE Files click ... and select the folder OTLPE that you created on your Desktop.
    Finally check Enable File Copy.




  8. Click on Start, accept the disclaimers and wait for the program to finish.
Your bootable flash drive should now be ready!

regards, Elise


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:22 AM

Hello, are you still there?

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 06:07 AM

Due to lack of activity this topic is now closed.

If you are the original topic starter and you need this topic reopened, please send me a PM.

Everyone else, please start a new topic.

regards, Elise


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