Jump to content
Posted 09 November 2004 - 11:21 PM
Posted 10 November 2004 - 12:26 AM
...It's a BleepingAsstroComputer... but-dot-calm.
It's a Gateway Astro with only 63 ram.
Edited by phawgg, 10 November 2004 - 12:36 AM.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 11:12 AM
Posted 10 November 2004 - 11:20 AM
I guess I would consider myself an intermediate 'fixer', Ive done MANY things to my own monster to fix it on my own, so I BASICALLY know what Im doing. And I just thought of something. Is there a way to install Ad-Aware using DOS? If I go into safe mode and choose to use DOS commands, can I install it? Because there is no way to do it 'normally'.
Install Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.05 onto your PC. Hopefully it will install normally, and please read Using Ad-Aware SE to remove Spyware & Hijackers from Your Computer
Run Ad-aware. Don't worry about fixing the negligible entries, just deep scan your Dad's C:\ with it. Fix everything it finds. Oh, and update it, too. Even though it's freshly downloaded there probably are a couple new virus definitions added by now. It is important that you run Ad-Aware before you proceed with the next step.
Edited by bear613, 10 November 2004 - 11:23 AM.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 01:23 PM
Current systems: WHAT OS, BackTrack-raw, PCLinuxOS, Peppermint OS 6, Kali Linux
and a custom Linux From Scratch server hosting a bunch of top secret stuff.
Posted 10 November 2004 - 01:28 PM
Posted 10 November 2004 - 06:04 PM
I will definitely try this. I was thinking today there had to be a way using the DOS command in safe mode as there is no other way to get past that #$!@* red NAV box.
Just my thoughts on this
You can get to Safe Mode prompt with F8?
choose command line,at the command line type:
pick an earlier date to restore to
other wise it seems your NAV has become corrupt (good job Symantec) and your not going to like what i say next, you may need to reformat. It is possible to stop NAV from loading,but this involves editing config files in DOS.Maybe win.ini or system.ini (but please dont hold me to that,i havent used win98 in a VERY long time)
Posted 10 November 2004 - 06:08 PM
I will try this as well. Ill burn the programs here and try getting them on there. UGH! Is all this worth it for a computer that has 63 ram? Who knows? But Ill try till I can do no more.
After reading your reply, I realized more trial & error was needed. I rebooted into safe mode several times, checkin' variables. I winXP, you have several options, and I choose the one "safe mode with command prompt". It opens with a full screen CMD window. At the prompt I typed control panel. It responded with these actions:
Then I put my Lexmark installCD in the tray to see what gives. It has a guide that requires Adobe Reader and will load v4.05 for ya' if you need it. I've no adobe on my PC presently so, it would install if I followed through.
- popup dialog box: you are in safe mode, etc. wish to be? ah, yes. TY
- showed only the start button
- with the taskbar showing the CMD Prompt minimized
- 10 seconds later the control panel covers the screen
I guess my point is you should try loading from your CD-Rom , in safe mode, like you came up with. It might work. Then use your computer to burn downloaded programs onto CD.... to use in Dad's CD-Rom. I'm still checkin', though. (also how about a fresh re-load of win98? Is there data loss concern that can't be dealt with?)
Posted 13 November 2004 - 09:32 PM
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users