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Posted 02 January 2006 - 04:04 PM
Posted 02 January 2006 - 10:36 PM
There is a black connector that has several wires to it, I traced the wires and 1 or 2 of them go to the exterior power button, this connection is not plugged in, & I can't see anywhere that it might plug into..
That really depends on how, and what, you accessed the old hard drive. I think it's distinctly possible you could re-infect your PC. To save the data on your old hard drive I suggest you first install and update a good anti-virus program, a firewall and several anti-spyware programs on your new drive. I'd recommend AVG Free, Sygate Personal firewall, AdAware SE, Spybot S&D, A-squared Free, Ewido Security Suite, SpywareBlaster See the BC compendium of Recommended Freeware for other choices.
I would not infect my new hard drive.....
Posted 03 January 2006 - 12:46 AM
Posted 03 January 2006 - 02:21 AM
That depends on the age of the BIOS and whether any upgrades are available.
Will I be able to access the whole 200GB or just like 100-133GB of it?
AdAwareSE is highly recommended as part of a layered anti-spyware protection we promote here at BC, it should have no effect on how open you were to viruses. Yes, you should use only 1 Anti-Virus program, 1 Firewall and many Anti-Spyware programs, supplemented by occasional online Anti-Virus scans.
(AdAware SE causing me to be open to viruses) And if you use other firewall and spyware programs then it causes Panda to not function or malfunction.
Yes, from Windows CD to a blank hard drive as opposed to a clone of your old system.
when you say clean you mean from the CD right?
No, as long as the drive is connected properly and has a formatted partition on it (it does) then Windows will see it and your anti-virus etc will be able to scan it.
does Windows needs to be operational on the OLD drive for me to scan it with the anti-everythings?
You physically install the drive as a slave in your PC. Then you have to set the BIOS to detect that drive (Set Primary IDE Slave to 'Auto') - there's a good chance it will be already set that way but see the Compaq site to find out how to verify this. When that's all set you boot from the new drive which will be your C: drive. Look in 'My Computer' and you will see another drive listed (probably "D:") and that's your slave drive. When you want to scan just that with the anti-virus program do a selective scan and tick the D: drive.
I have never ran on two hard drives - how do I access only the slave?
Thanks for the offer, but it's a bit of a trip for me.
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Posted 03 January 2006 - 05:51 AM
Edited by carressingbreeze, 03 January 2006 - 05:51 AM.
Posted 03 January 2006 - 07:44 PM
Thank you so much for your time and knowledge..
You cannot get access even in it's original configuration? That's not good news. It's not what I would have expected but it's beginning to sound like your old hard drive may be toast.
Nothing comes up on the OLD HARD DRIVE
I don't know from personal experience but I doubt it. Since you are installing Windows on the new hard drive your Panda should just re-install like any other application so it shouldn't matter anyway.
I hope that Panda is self-bootable.
Yes I'd recommend that, unless you get Panda installed in which case leave out the AVG and Sygate.
do I install all of these programs you mentioned "AVG Free, Sygate Personal firewall, AdAware SE, Spybot S&D, A-squared Free, Ewido Security Suite, SpywareBlaster"?
No firewall, it's an anti-malware package strong on trojans. There may be more in the paid version which qualifies it for the title "security suite" but the free version that I'm referring to is 'just' anti-malware.
what about Ewido Security Suite (Firewall???)
Posted 16 January 2006 - 04:45 AM
Posted 16 January 2006 - 05:41 PM
NO IDE Fixed Disk present
I doubt it, but I don't really know what that's for. Just leave it at its default value and things should work normally.
Diskette MBR Validation= DISABLE.... (is this what is keeping me from being to update the mbr read below)??
There's no hard drive in there. Do you have the option to choose a hard drive? (even though there is not one detected.) If so set the hard drive (HDD0 perhaps?) to boot 3rd.
BOOT ORDER: IDE CD-Rom Drive = 1st; Diskette A=2nd; USB Device=Third; Compaq Ethernet Controller=4th.
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