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Virus or. Letters turned to Symbols. Restore spots erased. Reboots when

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#1 johnguitarplayer


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Posted 07 February 2015 - 04:03 PM


 Have windows XP. This once happened to me from downloading UTube documentaries. I just restored from a prior date. Then ran a Anti Program and all kinds of garbage showed up.

 Now it has happened again and it has wiped out my restore points. Nothing showed up when I ran another Anti Program. When I Try to install A new Anti Program it reboots the Computer even in Safe Mode. Unfortunately I don't have the XP disc to restore ( is there anywhere to downloaded 1). Tried to find the restore points navigating with another XP laptop in the hard-dive Program files. Couldn't find them.  This Computer is a PC not hooked up to the internet.

 At this point I'm thinking of zeroing out the hard-dive and going to 2000. What a loss.


 Does anyone have a solution? 



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#2 hamluis



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Posted 07 February 2015 - 05:12 PM

Insufficient info to make a valid reply...but it could be just an older system dying.



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