Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Pilot error leads to windows unable to boot...


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Professor_M

Professor_M

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Hey, this is my first post on these forums so let me know what I do wrong, because there is sure to be something ^_^

Ok, this all started when I had just Win 98 on my system. I had had major problems with spyware before but managed to clean my system (I thought) and started using Firefox. After that I had no more spyware problems. One day I was messing around on the computer and saw a couple of excecutable files sitting on my C Drive that I didn't remeber ever installing. I double clicked on them (yes stupid I know, buts thats my personality for ya) and Spybot went berserk telling me that a couple of known spyware programs were trying to change my registries. I had Spybot abort the changes and went back to look at my C Drive. I moved the excecutable files to the recycle bin, along with a bunch of other hidden files that I thought had appered on the C Drive at the same time. Next time I reboot there is no responce from the hard drive, it refuses to boot. Can't boot drom a CD-ROM and I cant find a boot-floppy yet (though I am tearing my house apart looking for one). Because Windows wasn't working I decided to install Linux and got Mandrake 10.1 to dual boot with windows. Now I can view the files in Windows though Mandrake but cant restore the files in my recycling bin so that Windows will work again. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Professor_M
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Professor_M

Professor_M

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Yeah well... this forum has been of no help whatsoever. My local gaming forum not only replied but gave me a link to a page that solved my problem.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP