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Windows ME - big problem

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#1 andyhowell


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Posted 27 December 2004 - 02:15 PM

I cleverly decided to download and run the Spybot program for my Mum on her computer after using successfully on my own as her PC was running very slowly. I did this without a hitch and after deleting all the spyware was asked to restart the computer which I did. I then found that I was attempting to reinstall Windows ME! This was supplied with the PC from PC World when she brought it about 3 years ago. I managed to find the 25 letter Authenticity Code on the side of the hard-drive, but was then asked for the CD-ROM or floppy disk to install it - which I don't have as it was supplied with the PC! HELP!!! Any suggestions would be very gratefully accepted...

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 27 December 2004 - 03:46 PM

I have a couple of options for you to try.
1. If System Restore was enabled, try restoring the computer to a date prior to installation of Spybot. Do this in safe mode.
2. Spybot should have a quarantine file with everything deleted in it. You could try "undeleting" everything it found. Look for the RECOVERY tab when you first launch Spybot.

Hope this helps you with the problem,
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