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Unable To Load Any Executables, Exe. / .com / .reg Etc!

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#1 shadowcastpm


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Posted 18 January 2007 - 09:00 PM

Hey, I am having a problem as a virus of some kind is preventing me from loading any executable file, meaning I can't open regedit or cmd, I have tried countless ways of trying to restore my computer, but all have failed... At the moment I have downloaded F-Secure DOS Virus Scanner, but am having problem booting the cd rom in dos, as the disk is not bootable, I have tried a few programs to allow the disk to become bootable, but none of them work, I am pretty thrustrated at the moment :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 09:50 PM

I have downloaded F-Secure DOS Virus Scanner, but am having problem booting the cd rom in dos, as the disk is not bootable

Can you boot the computer at all? Safe mode, maybe? (Forget trying to boot it from a security program cd!)

Do you have XP Home or Pro? Do you have a genuine XP disk?

I can't open regedit or cmd

When did you first notice this behavior? What operation were you trying to perform when these commands became unavailable? Are there other problems with the system, or other missing commands?

I have tried countless ways of trying to restore my computer, but all have failed

Can you be more descriptive of what you have already tried?

Do you have anti virus software on your computer, and did you run any scans, on or offline? Do you know for sure that a virus is causing regedit and cmd not to work? Do other .exe programs work, assuming you can still boot the computer?

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:15 AM

Try running ClamWin Portable from a flash drive? http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/clamwin_portable

Maybe create an autorun to launch it?

Slave your hard drive to another computer and use it's A/V to clean your hard drive?
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