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Posted 26 July 2006 - 07:38 AM
Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:15 AM
Currently home chillin' with the fam and my two dogs!
Posted 26 July 2006 - 09:20 AM
Posted 26 July 2006 - 10:30 AM
hiya Al, thanx for the hints
Just a thought, but your situation may be so far gone you may want to wipe out the drive and start over. However, there is a way to retrieve the data first:
You could always remove the hard drive and install it in another computer as a 'slave' drive. The working computer should still boot up from the 'good' Master hard drive, and then you will be able to navigate (Start > My Computer) to the slave drive and recover your data. More info on how to install a second drive can be found HERE.
Then wipe out the drive and start over:
You can run Killdisk to delete everything including any infections. This is a free progam and can be downloaded HERE. Put the program on a floppy disk or a CD.
Then run a DOS disk, such as a Windows 98 start up disk, when the computer boots to DOS, type "C:" (without the quotes), push ENTER. Then type "fdisk" (without the quotes), push ENTER, then just push ENTER at each selection that you are prompted to make (in other words, just accept all defaults). You can download what you need HERE.
Then reboot with your XP CD in the cd drive and reinstall Windows, being sure to choose "Full Format" instead of quick format when prompted.
Be careful about reinstalling your data as it may contain a virus or other malware.
But of course, if you need help with this or any other procedure you can just ask for help here and we can explain it in more detail or refer to somewhere on the web where it will be explained more fully.
Posted 26 July 2006 - 10:36 AM
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