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Edited by Allan, 28 June 2011 - 03:16 PM.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:32 AM
Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:33 PM
No need to reformat.
Your goal is to DELETE the nv4_mini file(s)
A) add the the hdd to another computer as 2nd hdd.
create a utility boot cd from either hiren or other utility. boot from it run mini windows or other program that can be a file explorer
use expoler search for files in the hdds windows directory name nv4_
delete or rename the files ( only one may be needed , but why waste time later
the windows fix thing will continue when you put back the hdd,
I may have missed small stuff, but you should get the gist.
If not, have someone more computer aware read this.
CONCERNING the origional issue.
On the system I was working on which this problem came up,
suspect unknown virus installed when combofix did update.
The combofix program did cont off stuff for a program to fight virus's
1) create a directory named with numbers ( about 12) inaccessible by windows xp
NOT system restore dir. something different
the dir when clicked on in explorer acts like clicking on the my computer folder
NOT listing the contents of the dir.
I had to access the dir through dos level
The dir was not listed even with dir /ah ( which would also show hidden items.)
2) when installing current version, states update available.
yes update sets off antivirus. some files are still avtivated ( probably not detceted by AV)
3) combofix update task could not be ended from task manager
System stated to be squirly once combofix touched.
Combofix had done 2 odd things - make inaccessible dir, wants update even though it was the latest vir. Update sets off virus program ,
So I would reccomend copying off all your data once system finishes fixing windows.
Run some rootkit scanners from someone like kaspersky
Then reinstall windows chosing to deleate the partition and recreate a new partition.
Better to be safe than sorry
I was a little surprized on the number of replys to this issue that never even read the complete problem
He could NOT start windows, so ad remove programs was never an option.
Fell free to correct my typos
also, do not bother with Panda Cloud Cleaner, to trendmicro housecall software
waste of time on most problem systems. ( even on non problem systems.)
Edited by Computer_tech20years, 29 September 2013 - 07:37 PM.
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