What Happened and What's wrong with my Computer?
Posted 15 January 2009 - 06:20 PM
Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:11 PM
Yes they are. You only need to format the C:\ drive. Seems that your decision is to format and reinstall. Chances are the infection was only active in the C:\ drive. To reformat follow these steps:
JSntgRvr; are my files in F:\ safe from reformating and safe overall?
Insert your Windows installation CD and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD. You will be prompted with the following options:
A. To setup Windows XP, press Enter.
B. To repair Windows XP installation using recovery console, press R.
Choose the option, "To repair the Windows XP installation using recovery console", press R. If an Administrator Password have been established, you will be prompted to type it in. If no Administrator Password exists, just press ENTER.
You will be presented with the following:
Microsoft Windows® Recovery Console
The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.
Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.
Which Windows Installation would you like to log onto
(To cancel, press ENTER)?
Press the number assigned to the installation you need access to on your keyboard and hit Enter.
In this case and if only the above is displayed is 1.
At the command prompt, type the following command and press Enter:
Format C:\ /FS:NTFS (The correct syntax -> Format[Space]C:\[Space]/FS:NTFS)
Note that we are using the back and forward slash.
Once this process is completed, type EXIT and press ENTER to restart your computer. Allow it to boot from the CD.
If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.
Follow the prompts thereafter to SETUP Windows. (It should be similar to the Repair options) Have the Product Key ready for activation.
Keep me posted.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:26 PM
Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:35 PM
If you notice no Back slash is included. My fault. (The correct syntax -> Format[Space]C:[Space]/FS:NTFS)
Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:40 PM
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