Trying to fix friends pc with mahy problems
Posted 26 April 2006 - 09:51 PM
Posted 26 April 2006 - 11:15 PM
Is this now back to your area of expertise or wait for the malware crew to advise??????
Posted 27 April 2006 - 07:04 AM
That machine was truly loaded with nasties!
Here's where that floppy set comes into play. Boot with disk one and keep feeding it disks until it finally loads up a "Welcome to setup" screen. At this screen press R. On the Agreement screen, press F8. On the next, select the operating system to repair (you should have only one) and press R. This should take you to a command prompt.
At the prompt, type chkdsk /r and press "Enter". Then press Y to run it on the next boot if prompted. Remove the floppy and let it run and see if it will boot to windows without the disks.
Let me know the results of this...if it won't start, we'll run a system restore from command prompt. you should have one restore point set...it'll let it run, but you'll be back to where you were before running the malware scans.
Next time through, skip the Cleanup program on the registry...we'll have to get the crud out by other means.
Posted 27 April 2006 - 07:34 AM
I typed in 'R' and a black screen came up with the following
Microsoft Windws XP Recovery Console
the RC provides system repair and recovery functionality
Type EXIT to quit the RC and restart the computer.
Which windows installation would you like to log into?
thats it....so i hit F8...nothing
so I typed '1' and then it asked for administrator password......
I tried f8 again...nothing
no one knows any passwords
NB..I did actually try this earlier today and same thing happened..i tried some of their user passwords for the windows log on screen but 3 attempts and i had to reboot
Posted 27 April 2006 - 07:43 AM
so....C:\WINDOWS>chkdsk /r came up with "AUTOCHK.EXE could not be located in either the startup directory or the cd rom drive
Type the full path <including drive letter> for the location of AUTOCHK.EXE
Posted 27 April 2006 - 08:09 AM
it got to 50% quick but is now very slow...only up to 57%
if you don't hear back it's cause i'm off to bed(its after midnight here)
Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:10 PM
chkdsk found and fixed 1 or more erors on the volume...now it's back to the C:\Windows prompt
Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:20 PM
Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:26 PM
Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:31 PM
Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:20 PM
however, it seems to have stalled at "set up will complete in 32 mins"....am still getting the pro's of XP information on the screen but there's no grren indication light coming from the cd rom drive.....and its been on 32 mins for the past 15(says installing network)
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