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Some Help with possible Virus [Solved]


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Did you have the USB installed when you selected that ?
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yes I did.
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Try it without the USB in

Select the USB start option, does it give you the F10 save option or does it immediately come up with that ?
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The setup page is open now on "Boot" without USB in
do I just press F10?
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Yes F10 should save and exit
Then insert the USB and reboot
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Pressed F10
System restarted itself I inserted USB and NTLDR is missing press any key to restart
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Darn.. Do you have the XP disc handy ? Or are you able to borrow one
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I dont have one unfortunately. Is there anywhere I can get one?
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I have a copy of the XP recovery console, can you burn this to a CD ?

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

ImgBurn
XP_RC_ISO
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Save this to a USB drive

Install ImgBurn
Run Imgburn and burn the ISO to disc
Instructions are Here

Place the CD in the dead computer and power up :

When the system detects the bootable CD, follow the prompts:

  • Press any key to boot from CD...
  • The Windows Setup... will proceed.
  • Press 'R' to enter the Recovery Console.
  • Select the installation you want to access (usually 1: C:\WINDOWS)
  • Enter the Administrator password if prompted (usually empty).
  • The prompt should show that you are in the C:\WINDOWS folder.
  • This is the same as the C:\WINDOWS folder you see in when using explorer.

Insert the USB with FRST on it

At the command prompt type the following :

  • notepad and press Enter.
  • The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
  • Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
  • In the command window type e:\frst.exe and press Enter
    Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
  • The tool will start to run.
  • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
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  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.

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hi
I found the recovery disk. Sorry about that....just found it this minute
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Is it a recovery disc from the computer manufacturer or a windows CD as there is a difference
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I dont know.....It says RM Recovery CD on it
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If it is a manufacturers recovery disc then that may wipe the computer and re-install afresh
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I'll burn what you put up there so
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Probably wiser to do that

This will also install the recovery console on you computer for you , it may come in handy
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