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Dominicc2003

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Ok, this is a problem a good friend of mine is having so I don't have all the details, but here is what he's told me so far:


He wanted to download some "pimp my ride" episodes from limewire and he downloaded one of those virus files (unknowingly).
When he opened the video, it said he needed a special download/codec to watch and of course when he downloaded it it was a virus (he still didn't know that at this point).
He opened the video again and... it wasn't "pimp my ride", It was something... disturbing (I won't go in to detail) :whistling:

He quickly exited the video as soon as he saw what it was and tried to delete it, but it wouldn't delete and when he right-clicked, the "delete" option had disappeared.
He put his computer in sleep mode (not hibernate) for a bit and came back to it after a while to try again and use his computer for normal things. The computer had become slower, made wierd noises and was way quieter than it should be.

He put his computer in sleep mode again and couldn't wake it so he unplugged the computer, checked that everything looked alright and then tried turning it on again...


Now this happens:
The computer's light turns on when he turns it on, but nothing appears on the monitor and the fans (in the computer) don't start.
It doesn't seem like a monitor problem...
His PC is about 2 years old so it's quite new. Could this be hardware failure? What should he do? Is it possible that it's just hard drive failure?



Thanks,
Dom


P.S. If you need to know more, I can ask him, but he's not too tech-savvy so he might not know.
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hi, hope this helps as the first step two ideas to get back the system link 1 or 2, but then it is off the malware forum link 3 please


restore form command prompt,
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449
or repair with xp cd,
http://www.microsoft...ips/doug92.mspx
malware removal
http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html

have a nice day
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hi, hope this helps as the first step two ideas to get back the system link 1 or 2, but then it is off the malware forum link 3 please


restore form command prompt,
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449
or repair with xp cd,
http://www.microsoft...ips/doug92.mspx
malware removal
http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html

have a nice day


Well his computer show ANYTHING when you start it up, so you can't run command prompt and you can't use CD's :-(
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