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By mak15 ·
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I had download & executed a unknown file. Then my OS asked me to restore WIN2000Pro, so I did. And now my PC can't bootup, not even in Safe mode. Blue screen appeared and indicated that inaccessiable devices. I tried scan the virus by other PC(Fixed & repaired), restored the OS again, and everything that I know. Is reinstalling(format) a new OS the right way to do? Is there anything else I can do to back to normal? I'll appreciate any advices. Thank you!

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by TheChas In reply to Can't bootup PC

If you cannot boot up at all, you have very limited options.

Do you have a recent restore point?

You can place the drive in another PC, and delete corrupted files. You can also back up any files that you wish to save.

There is a TR articleon rebuilding the registry from DOS that might help.

I myself, would place the drive in another PC, back up my files, wipe the drive, and start over.

Chas

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by mak15 In reply to Can't bootup PC

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by dmiles In reply to Can't bootup PC

The system seems to have not gotten all the corupt files which may include the boot sector files,then it would be safe to say that you would be better off wiping the drive clean reformatting and installing the operating system clean

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by popeye_doyle In reply to Can't bootup PC

You may not need to format, try a parallel install, that way you'd be able to access the new OS without deleting your data.

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by stevek1 In reply to Can't bootup PC

The WIN2K CD has a MBR anti-virus software called AVBoot. It's on thw WIN2K CD in the \valueadd\3rdparty\CA-antiv directory. Haven't used it myself.... Good Luck

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by OTL In reply to Can't bootup PC

I would not want to put a suspected virus infected HD in an opearational system, this could infect the operational system. Verifying there is not a virus in the computer is the first priority, you did not indicate what anti-virus software you triedand if it was the latest .dat file.

Check the BIOS information and see if it matches your computer configuration, or set to auto-detect.

I would verify the the HD partioning information (NTFS) using FDisk on from a bootable write protected floppy or CD. Try the anti-virus software suggested above.

If your system is on one partition of the HD and programs on another, restoring the system would have no effect on the programs other than having to create short-cuts to get to them. (I havebeen doing this since I had a 10 Meg HD and thought it was big).

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