Task manager disabled, OTL not loading
Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:30 PM
Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:28 PM
Remove the hard drive from the Laptop, step by step instructions here
Insert the hard drive into the caddy and then plug that into a USB port on another computer, at this stage do not try to access any files on the drive
Run Dr Web Cureit ensuring the USB drive is selected and let it cure all that it finds
Replace the hard drive back in the laptop and then see if it loads OK
Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:49 AM
Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:28 PM
Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:28 AM
Any suggestions as to what I should do next?
Edited by Jan1959, 10 November 2011 - 09:24 AM.
Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:08 PM
When Dr Web runs only select the USB caddy to scan
Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:54 AM
Sorry that I didn't post last night but it took a very long time. While I was waiting for your reply about Dr Web freezing, I ran a MBAM scan on the hard drive which picked up 13 corrupted files by IRCBOT. These were quarantined and deleted. Nothing showed on the registry. I then ran Dr Web as instructed but nothing was found so I've put the hard drive back into the laptop but I am still stuck as the same place i.e. WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM file is missing or corrupt. The laptop still won't boot OTLPE from either disk or USB stick.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:47 PM
Do you have the system CD ?
Based on the answer I will prepare a fix
Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:56 PM
Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:45 PM
1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted.
2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3.If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5.At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak
copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default
6.Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer will restart.
Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:09 PM
Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:56 PM
We will then try the commands from there - be sure to make a note of the drive letter designated to the caddy and use that in place of the red X
Start the command prompt by typing cmd in the run box
Then type the following commands pressing enter after each one
copy X:\windows\system32\config\system X:\windows\tmp\system.bak
copy X:\windows\system32\config\software X:\windows\tmp\software.bak
copy X:\windows\system32\config\sam X:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
copy X:\windows\system32\config\security X:\windows\tmp\security.bak
copy X:\windows\system32\config\default X:\windows\tmp\default.bak
copy X:\windows\repair\system X:\windows\system32\config\system
copy X:\windows\repair\software X:\windows\system32\config\software
copy X:\windows\repair\sam X:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy X:\windows\repair\security X:\windows\system32\config\security
copy X:\windows\repair\default X:\windows\system32\config\default
Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:35 AM
The delete is coming up as 'not recognised as an internal or exteral command'. Should I try just 'del' instead? This took me ages to sort out as the desk top I was using would accept the commands ( I think that I might have a problem with that as well but that's for another day!) I have now managed to get the commands working on a different laptop but I don't want to go any further without your okay in case I muck it up!
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