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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:42 PM
Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:59 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:27 AM
Thanks for the reply. Couple things.
Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503
Dells and Fixmbr Command - http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/p/19304465/19589396.aspx
Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:10 AM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:32 AM
I guess because the steps require that I install the recovery console. I was unable to do so because I have an older disk than the xp sp3 that is on my pc. So as I was reading thru the documentation on the ms site at some point it tells you to install the recovery console BEFORE you install windows XP. Which I took to mean as a clean install. You did not direclty suggest it, but if I followed the path of all those steps it was suggested I do a clean install.
I don't know how you obtained the impression that the MS link suggests a clean install. The fixmbr command (and any other Recovery Console commands)...has nothing to do with a clean install.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:56 AM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:25 AM
I hear you. On three separate occasions I have used combofix and I absolutely followed all those steps. This time I felt comfortable using it on my own and it did fix the problem. All the times I have used it have been at the point where I pretty much accepted that if it didn't work, I would have to do a complete clean install. So i kind of had nothing to use.
I don't know much about ComboFix...it's a malware tool and I've never had a malware problem whereby I would consider using it.
But if you have a malware problem and ran ComboFix on your own to attempt to overcome such...you really need to follow the steps in the Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html . Note that malware logs are not to be posted in this forum. If you have a CF log, you should also attach or copy the content into your topic in the malware forum linked to in the Guide.
FWIW: ComboFix usage, Questions, Help - Look here - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic273628.html
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