My computer is crashing as we speak
Posted 09 April 2006 - 03:59 PM
Posted 09 April 2006 - 04:14 PM
If you want to go back to Win98, do you have a Win98 boot floppy, the Win98 cd and key code??
If you want to try to keep XP, then I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and follow their instructions..
The link is in my signature (very bottom of my post).. Just click on it..
Posted 09 April 2006 - 04:40 PM
Posted 09 April 2006 - 04:53 PM
You can borrow an XP CD to run everything with the exception of an install, and you may find XP is viable then
If you do not want to keep XP, post back
Posted 09 April 2006 - 04:57 PM
Posted 09 April 2006 - 05:16 PM
Posted 09 April 2006 - 05:57 PM
You can also run through this if you want to have a go at keeping XP
Download and run this
Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options, click clean up restore points, confirm, then also from system tools, run disc defragmenter
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, (all files will highlight), right click any file, click delete, confirm then reboot.
Download, install and run Tune Up 2006 Trial
Run Tune Up disc clean up
Run Tune Up registry clean up
Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot
Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors
These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor
Please go here:
Malware Removal Guide
Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum
For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response
If you are unable to run any of the programmes, ask for advice in the Malware Forum
Try to borrow an XP CD for this
Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot
Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.
Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.
If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact
After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates
Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:04 PM
Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:07 PM
I think you may need to do this because you do not have the XP CD to format the drive
Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:14 PM
Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:18 PM
Download it from the nearest location
Q: How do I make a bootable CD with the ISO file?
A: Download the ISO file to your desktop and double-click it.
If nothing happens when you double-click the ISO file, then you must obtain CD burning software, like one of these products:
VSO Blindwrite (Shareware)
Nero Burning ROM (Shareware)
Roxio Easy Writer (Commercial)
If you burn DBAN to CD-R and see just one file when you open the CD-R afterwards, then you have burned DBAN incorrectly.
Use the cdrecord command if you have a Linux computer.
DBAN may not boot if you modify the ISO file or filesystem layout in any way, like by injecting files.
Download the latest version of this if you do not have CD Writing software
Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:21 PM
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