Nasty Malicious Ware Can't Even Boot-Up
Posted 19 January 2006 - 01:36 PM
Posted 19 January 2006 - 01:39 PM
can you boot into safe mode? or better yet safe mode with command prompt?
Posted 19 January 2006 - 01:47 PM
I can not boot up in safe mode or safe mode with command prompt.
You assumption is correct, though, I have not backed anything up.
Thanks for your input, should I just recover the system?
Posted 19 January 2006 - 01:49 PM
Posted 19 January 2006 - 01:55 PM
Thank the powers that be and the guy who used to sit at my desk!
I can get to a 'repair Windows XP installation using Recovery Console' menu
Waiting on your command...
Posted 19 January 2006 - 02:03 PM
You'll get to keep your existing apps & settings, but you need to re-install SP2, Windows Updates & any unsigned drivers afterwards. NOTE: Be aware that you'll lose any protection from Blaster / Sasser type worms. Don't go online without a firewall, whether the built in Windows one or 3rd party.
How to Perform A Re-Install Of XP
remember...when it asks you for the product code..USE THE ONE FOR YOUR COMPUTER not the one for the disk taht you found
Posted 19 January 2006 - 02:18 PM
Just for clarification purposes:
a)Should I NOT press 'r' for the recovery console?
b)If I press ENTER for clean install, agree to terms and conditions, I get to a 'Select Partition' screen -- am I on the right course? Its telling me that there is a previous version of the OS already installed and it will be erased.
Thanks for being so prompt and helpful.
Posted 19 January 2006 - 02:22 PM
Posted 19 January 2006 - 02:34 PM
Something terribly weird is going on!
I was going to retry dsenette's instructions up top, left my office for a second (so didn't get a chance to 'Press any key' to load from the CD-ROM drive.)
Anyway, it looks like windows actually loaded. I see my desktop and everything 'seems' normal.
More to come...
Thanks for your patience.
Posted 19 January 2006 - 02:36 PM
Posted 19 January 2006 - 02:39 PM
I will take it with me to the grave.
Posted 19 January 2006 - 02:42 PM
place the xp into your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below
Start > Run > cmd then type
sfc /scannow (note the space)
let this run untill you get a message saying it is complete.
SFC - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.
If you want to see what was replaced, right click My Computer > manage, expand event viewer > system.
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