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Shizzleton

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Ive been working with one of your other specialist on a virus/malware issue and I believe were close to getting it resolved when this latest issue has come up.If you follow the link of my original post you'll be able to follow along.

Original post (If you want to skip ahead to where you come in go to the 6th and 7th page)

The person who's been helping me asked I come here for your expertise just to make sure we do it right.

Hi Shizzleton

I'm concerned we do this right, and at Geekstogo we've got specialists in this area so we'll get one on it. Start a new topic on http://www.geekstogo...2003-NT-f5.html

Tell them that your machine hangs on boot and put a link back to this log. When we've got that sorted, post back here and we'll finish off from where we've left it.

Post the link to the new topic you start back here, and I'll keep an eye on it and supply any information that may be needed


After getting all caught up to speed should you require any more info please let me know and I'd be happy to provide anything.

Edited by Shizzleton, 15 October 2009 - 03:16 PM.

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I read the last 2 pages of your malware topic...so what you want is To perform a standard system recovery,...that way will save your data...if that fails we will have to use puppy linux to save your data and then do a destructive recovery...it puts the computer back like the day you bought it...let us know if the recovery option works...if it fails, I will post the instructions for puppy linux
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My question would be between the 2 options that I posted in the Malware topic either using the partioned hard drive to recover or using the recovery CD's I made a few years ago.Does either have a greater or lesser chance of loosing data.
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I just went ahead did the recovery with CD option but it did it without.Either way it worked thanks for your help.I did have 1 little question I printed some instruction on retrieving your data after a system recovery and it did not seem to work I think I might have done it wrong.The data is there under one of the other user accounts I'm just not seeing it data when I check the main music and pictures files.
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I thought my other post made it clear to use the 1st option and if it failed we could have used puppy linux to save your data BEFORE using the destructive recovery...because after you do it that way ...your data's gone

the 1st option would have reinstalled windows but left your files...music, pictures and documents as they were..
when you used the second option you wiped the drive and put it back like the day it left the factory
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Well to calirfy when you do a non-destructive recovery there are two options of doing this.One where you use the hard drive to do the fix and the other where you use a set of recovery disc made prior to having the issue to do the the fix.My question was asking which of those 2 would be the better chance of not loosing data. I apologize if my question was confusing but I did understand the DESTRUCTIVE recovery would end up destroying my data and I was more concerned with the two non destructive recovery options.Thanks a ton for your help for getting me passed that stuck point I really appreciate it.
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