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#1 Kyndri

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:01 AM

Hi y'all,
I need help. I bought this computer in July of '11, and have already killed the dang thing. Give me software and I'll have it doing tricks in no time, but don't ask me nuthin' about the back end - I'm stumped.
I used to download games from some torrent sites (note the USED to!!). When one that I wanted didnt work, I made the horrible mistake of downloading the torrent from a google search site. Youch! Everything closed, computer turned off, and when it turned back on it said something to the effect of that's not a valid boot option. Got a CD to try?
I've tried the Kapersky rescue disk I made the day I bought it, I've tried re-installing with the disks that came with the computer. I've done the F12 and had it test everything, tried to turn it back to stock via the F12 - nothing is working. The testing shows everything is working fine, no errors, but when I try to boot I continually get the not a valid boot option. I don't know what to do. I'm running the F12 tests again, just in case, because it's been about a month since this happened I thought maybe it just needed to sleep. lol
Help??

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#2 Farbar

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:05 AM

Hello Kyndri,

Welcome to the forum.

Please refrain from doing any fix or making any changes to the system from now on until we are done unless you decide you can do the rest on your own. Thank you.

  • Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.

    Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

    Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.
  • If you are using Windows 8 consult How to use the Windows 8 System Recovery Environment Command Prompt to enter System Recovery Command prompt.

    If you are using Vista or Windows 7 enter System Recovery Options.

    To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
    • Restart the computer.
    • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
    • Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
    • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
    • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
    • Select your user account an click Next.

    Note: In case you can not enter System Recovery Options by using F8 method, you can use Windows installation disc, or make a repair disc. Any Windows installation disc or a repair disc made on another computer can be used.
    To make a repair disk on Windows 7 consult: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2083-system-repair-disc-create.html


    To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
    • Insert the installation disc.
    • Restart your computer.
    • If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
    • Click Repair your computer.
    • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
    • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
    • Select your user account and click Next.
  • On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:
    Startup Repair
    System Restore
    Windows Complete PC Restore
    Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
    Command Prompt


    Select Command Prompt

    Once in the Command Prompt:
  • In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
  • The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
  • Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
  • In the command window type e:\frst (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
    Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
  • The tool will start to run.
  • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
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#3 Farbar

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:18 AM

This thread will now be closed due to lack of activity.

If you need this topic reopened, please send me a Private Message and I will reopen it for you.

If you should have a new issue, please start a new topic.

Every one else should start a new topic.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:39 AM

Topic reopened upon request.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

This thread will now be closed due to lack of activity.

If you should have a new issue, please start a new topic.

Every one else should start a new topic.




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