PS....how do you post pictures on here? I wanted to post a pic of what I see but didnt know how too
First save the picture as a .jpg file.Click to attach file
is to the left below the box you type in or paste into. Click it and go to the file on your computer to upload it.
Then once it is uploaded click add to post which is to the right of click to attach.
Dell System DXP051 Menu
is the BIOS for our machine. So you were in the correct place.
In other words I see this ->> Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive (not present)!?
This means that your machine does not recognize your CD-ROM drive for some reason.
Let's try to create a bootable USB drive on your clean computer and use it to boot your sick computer.
If you create an USB drive you need to create it slightly differently:
to the desktop of your clean computer (You should already have the xpud-0.2.iso file on your desktop.
•Insert your USB drive
> My Computer
> right click your USB drive > choose Format
> Quick format
•Double click the unetbootin-xpud-windows-387.exe
that you just downloaded
•Select the DiskImage option
then click the browse button located on the right side of the textbox field.
•Browse to and select the xpud-0.9.2.iso file you downloaded
•Verify the correct drive letter is selected for your USB device then click OK
•It will install a little bootable OS on your USB device
•Once the files have been written to the device you will be prompted to reboot ~ do not reboot and instead just Exit the UNetbootin interface
•After it has completed do not choose to reboot the clean computer simply close the installer
- Use safe removal to remove the USB drive from your clean computer.
- Insert the USB drive into a USB port on the sick computer.
- Start the sick computer and
- The computer must be set to boot from the USB drive
- Gently tap F12 and choose to boot from the USB drive
- Follow the prompts
- A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
- Press File
- Expand mnt
- sda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDD
- sdb1 is likely your USB
- Click on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)
- Press Tool at the top
- Choose Open Terminal
- Type the following and press enter:
dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr.bin bs=512 count=1
- Press Enter
- After it has finished a file will be located on your USB drive named mbr.bin
- Remove the USB drive and insert it back in your working computer and navigate to mbr.bin, zip it up and attach it to your next reply.
This will allow me to have a look at the MasterBootRecord of your drive and see if it is infected.