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Had To Failsafe Bios After A Virus, Got It Working And Back To Normal But...


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#1 Dizzybro

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:05 PM

it could a few days ago. but i had to mess with the bios to failsafe to make it work again cause a virus messed it up. where is the so called "autodectect" roms area?

also

there is a little red light next to my ram. whats taht mean!?

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i now notice on startup a grey bar appears and loads on the bottom before the windows logo shows up...

Mod Edit: Removed bad language. 'DT

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 01:12 PM

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When you say you got a virus, how did you know you got it? Did your anti-virus catch it, or did the virus do damage to your system? Also, how did you rid your system of the virus? Did you let the AV get rid of it, did you have to manually remove it, or did you have to reformat your machine (if you reformatted, did you "wipe" the hard drive?)?


Loading failsafe defaults in the BIOS isn't all that bad of a thing, really. I've had to do it more than once on more than one machine and it never really seemed to damage or corrupt anything. :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 02:21 PM

i was using a portable spyware doctor to check for spyware, but when it started up it guess it was infected. so to clean it i went into safe mode and removed the info. (and since it is portable, the registry info was gone on startup)

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 02:36 PM

Was this portable spyware doctor run from a CD?

Go into your control panel, click on "system", then click the hardware tab, then click on "Device Manager". Check to see if there are any exclamation points next to anything. If there are, please tell me exactly what they're next too.

Oh, and the light next to your ram is probably just a light on the motherboard to indicate if the board has power or not. Not a big deal :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 10:00 PM

k well, i have checked the device manager and there are no ! points. and the cdroms dont even show up in there.

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 10:29 PM

:thumbsup: Really? Wow....that's odd that the optical drives don't show up....have you had your case open recently? If so, check the connections in there to ensure that everything is connected and seated properly. If that doesn't work, then we'll try checking for a virus and things of that sort.
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 10:50 PM

hmmm
will try it. i have indeed already unpluged, and repluged in everything. they open and stuff still too.


scanning for a virus in a sec here

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 05:53 AM

no virus's

tried registry mechanic on it. 200 errors found, fixed em - still no cdroms

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:33 AM

1) Make sure that your system is actually clean - try this free scan: http://safety.live.com/

2) Check your BIOS to ensure that the drives are recognized and enabled there.
3) Visit Windows Update
4) Try updating your motherboard/chipset drivers.
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 11:34 AM

1) Make sure that your system is actually clean - try this free scan: http://safety.live.com/

2) Check your BIOS to ensure that the drives are recognized and enabled there.
3) Visit Windows Update
4) Try updating your motherboard/chipset drivers.




i dont know what it would look like in the bios to say they're enabled...can i have a screenshot of it pls?

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 09:49 AM

Please inform us of the exact make and model of your system - also include any additional devices that you have added since purchasing it.
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 04:44 PM

OK NEW INFO;
i was messing with the bios. and after turning the HD reset button on, when i booted it would reboot before the login screen appeared (like the first time.)


so i must still have it, and it only works if the HD reset button is activated. however i cant see my cd's. so i need to know how to remove it.


I also tested a few new things too.
i used different wiring to reconnect the cdroms. - nothing
i used a different cdrom - nothing


also. i can boot into safe mode with the reset button enabled...so its something that is like a startup item (doesnt' appear in msconfig's startup area)
and starts before the login screen.


any ideas?

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 04:47 PM

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 05:16 PM

ergh....windows xp pro sp2....ummm mother board is a

http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Elitegroup-Soc...-www.google.com

Eliete group P6IWP-Fe

anything else?

added after purchasing...well letsee....been 7 years now...5 years ago we got the 2nd cdrom drive (burner)

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 05:19 PM

http://www.nodevice.com/driver/P6IWP-Fe/get17126.html


would this help me at all either?
i donno if just updating would stop the virus or w/e that norton cant detect




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