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OK insert the sans disc. Close any window that opens

Click Start >> Computer
Right click on the USB drive in the window
Select Format

Did that work ?
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Erm, YEAH!
What next?
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Could you now retry the creating a USB boot drive using IsotoUSB and the OTLPE ISO file
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I tried but it came up with the same error-cannot burn to disk or whatever it said last time. I've probably done something wrong though as I clicked something in the wrong way and ended up with all the individual files all over the desk top again. Oh woe!
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When you use peazip to extract it should only extract the selected ISO folder to the desktop it should not open the folder at all
And it is the ISO folder you select when you burn to the USB
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My head is so mashed-I think I will have to start again. I've ended up with so much stuff on my desktop including about 5 different versions of the OTLPE thing-I don't know what I'm doing now.
I'm sorry to ask but could you tell me what to do now? Shall I clear all that off and do it again? I can't believe how complicated it has been :confused:

Edited by kittyk, 30 November 2012 - 05:25 PM.

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Aye lets start again... I have run all these programmes on my XP system.
Delete all the programmes you have downloaded from the desktop so we have a clean space to work

Download Peazip to the desktop
Run and install the programme
As it installs this page will show, deselect the AVG ticks
Press decline and it will then install cleanly

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Download the following files to the desktop .. Right click the links and select save as...then select desktop

Iso2disc

OTLPE_standard

Right click OTLPE on your desktop and select ..Open as archive

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Select OTLPE standard

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Click Extract, ensure that desktop is selected

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Insert the USB stick
Then run ISO2disc

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Select the ISO file on the desktop.
Select Burn to USB Flash Drive .
Press Start Burn

When the burn has finished

  • Reboot your system using the boot USB you just created.
    Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from USB follow the steps here
  • As the USB needs to detect your hardware and load the operating system, I would recommend a nice cup of tea whilst it loads :)

  • Your system should now display a Reatogo desktop.
    Note : as you are running from USB it is not exactly speedy
  • Double-click on the OTLPE icon.
  • Select the Windows folder of the infected drive if it asks for a location
  • When asked "Do you wish to load the remote registry", select Yes
  • When asked "Do you wish to load remote user profile(s) for scanning", select Yes
  • Ensure the box "Automatically Load All Remaining Users" is checked and press OK
  • OTL should now start.
  • Press Run Scan to start the scan.
  • When finished, the file will be saved in drive C:\OTL.txt
  • Copy this file to your USB drive if you do not have internet connection on this system.
  • Right click the file and select send to : select the USB drive.
  • Confirm that it has copied to the USB drive by selecting it
  • You can backup any files that you wish from this OS
  • Please post the contents of the C:\OTL.txt file in your reply.

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Hi and thank you! I'm stuck again though-I just cleared all off and started again but I am stuck at one of the same bits as before. When I get to the click extract, do I have to click something else to make it actually extract?
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Yes the OK button at the bottom of peazip
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Ha ha! It had disappeared at the bottom of the screen-twiddled around a bit and found it. I think I have now loaded the USB at last. So I have to put it in my poorly computer now and follow your instructions yes?
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Yes now boot the poorly computer with the USB

How to boot from USB
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I've had no time-will be on it soon! Thanks
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Oh god-I've just looked at the link how to boot-that looks complicated if you've never done it before
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It is not really complicated, although the tutorial show the method for about four different BIOS types

This one may be easier to follow http://www.tomshardw...ket,1113-3.html
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See-I don't even know what BIOS means!
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