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How Do I Do Scandsk Or Chkdsk In Windows Xp Home


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#1 Tempest1961

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 02:11 PM

HI,
I used your guidelines to start my computer in safemode (because the pc is way too slow and I know I have a Trojan virus but my antivirus cannot remove or even quarantine it).

The guidelines were clear. However my big problem when I got to safemode was how to run this scandisk or chkdsk. When I was in MS-DOS i knew i just had to type it at the command prompt.

I was able to get to the command prompt on my pc, but after that I was at a loss as to what next to do. So i tried typing "scandsk" and "chkdsk" but that did not help.

Can you please send me to somewhere or tell me how to do scan and chkdsk.

Thanks a million.

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 02:48 PM

Checkdisc normally runs on the next reboot,you don't have to be safe mode.
The alternate method is going to my computor/right click on the desired drive/ Properties/Tools/Error- Checking/Check Now,then reboot.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 07:40 AM

Thanks, I was able to perform chkdsk. Seems though my computer has slowed down even more. I will try defragging today.

Thanks again.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:49 AM

Checkdsk is not going to remove malware.

In normal mode, open Internet Explorer and run the following web based scan:

Windows One Care Free Scan

Go to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download an Active X component.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.

After completing the Windows OneCare Free Scan run both Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy from safe mode, updating each program’s malware definitions before you reboot into safe mode to scan and allowing both to fix what they find.

If you do not already have these freeware aps installed on your computer, you can get them at the following sites:

*AdAware SE:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html

*Spybot S&D:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Following that that I suggest you post a “HijackThis” log in the “Hijack This” Logs and Analysis Forum for expert assistance with your malware infection.

Read the pinned post in our “HijackThis Logs and Analysis” forum,
here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
Carefully read and follow all directions carefully.

Following the instructions create a HJT log, and POST THE HJT LOG THAT YOU CREATED IN OUR HJT LOGS AND ANALYSIS FORUM – not in this forum,
at this link.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/posthjtlog.html
Include the specs for your computer (i.e., what processor, amount of RAM, brand or motherboard, etc, and briefly describe the problem you are experiencing.)

Unless you are expert at editing the registry, Do not use the Hijack This program to try to fix anything by yourself as even what may seem to be a small mistake can render your operating system inoperable.
Some files when in the correct folder for them may be fine while in another may be malware hiding.


A member of our expert HJT Team will analyze your log, make recommendations and offer assistance, walking you through the complete repair process.

It may take a short period of time to get a response to the log you posted because the members of our HJT Team are kept very busy.
Posting your Hijack This log anywhere but in the Hijack This Logs and Analysis forum will delay their response as it will require a moderator to move the log there before the HJT Team will see it and it will fall behind other logs posted after yours was posted, so be sure to post your log in the Hijack This Logs and Analysis forum.

Please be patient as this team is manned by volunteers. They will help you in order received as soon as possible.

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The first criteria the HJT Team has when looking for logs that need replies are posts showing 0 replies. If you make an additional post, it will show as having had 1 reply.
A team member, looking for a new log that requires help might well assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and might not open the thread to respond.

So, post your HJT Log in our HJT Forum (not here in this forum) and wait for a response from a HJT team member.

After you post your log, please do not make any changes to your computer. Discontinue trying to delete anything with any program as changes will make your HJT log obsolete and waste valuable time spent by our HJT experts analyzing the log made inaccurate by changes and therefore their plan formulated to address the problems will also be obsolete.

If after 5 days you still have gotten no response, then post a re-request and a link to your HJT log HERE.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:05 PM

Thanks Enthusiast,
Your directions went quite well. I did the Windows OneCare scan.
I am now trying to do the Adaware SCan in safe mode but when i switch to safe mode i lose my dsl connection and cant connect tothe site. Why is this?

Also in your instructions you said that before i go to safe mode i should update the programs malware definitions. How do i do that. Thanks.

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:25 AM

When you switch to Safe Mode, it disables most drivers (including your network adapater). Do you have the option to boot into Safe Mode with networking support? If so, use that option.
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