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By Shanghai Sam ·
HP Pavilion 6355
-333 Pentium 2
-64MB ram
-4GB HDD
-ATI 264-VT4(DX)(onboard)[dx8.1 drivers]
-Crystal PnP Audio System(onboard)
-LT Winmodem
-Goldstar CRD-8240B(cd-rom)
-Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Host Controller
-USB Root Hub
-Kodak DVC325 Digital Video Cam(USB)
-windows 98(not SE)

this is the first of a multi-part saga of problems i have. i'm long-winded, so this is going to be over the span of a few posts.

everything started the week i got the computer. it was doing fine until i started clearing up hard disk space and deleted over 20MB of quarantined files. later the next day, i consulted a friend who told me it is a bad idea to do that, so in a panic i downloaded a freeware antivirus program. it found 5 infected(backdoor trojan) files, two of them in the windows/system folder. with the program, i first renamed them, and then deleted them in the same session without rebooting. i then attempted a reboot to MSDOS(i think to try another MSDOS antivirus, but i don't know why, i don't know much dos). it then locked up during the boot sequence, apparently while trying to open a dos program or dos itself, i don't really know. i could only get it to work through safe mode. my father then worked on it for a weekend, and got it running to what it is today - no sound, faulty d3d support, iffy CDROM recognition, and iffy USB(with my digital camera).

the sound it what i'm most worried about. i and my dad both tried installing a different card(soundblaster16) - he tried drivers from a modem blaster disk, and i drivers from the website, but neither worked. i then tried the drivers from the restore disk, but that didn't work either. i know it's the drivers in windows or windows itself because the speakers work just fine in the DOS game, quake. it's just in windows applications it doesn't work.

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by TheChas In reply to sound problems

My best suggestion is to:
Back up any critical files.
Download all the latest drivers for the system.
If you don't have one, download and create a W98 startup disk from www.bootdisk.com
DO NOT CREATE A BOOT DISK FROM THIS SYSTEM!!!
Wipe the hard drive.
Fdisk /mbr
fdisk delete partition(s)
fdisk create new partitions
set primary dos partition to active.
format the drive.

Re-install Windows
Install chipset / motherboard drivers.
Install device drivers.
Perform windows update, and install updates as desired.

With the large amount of infected items on the drive, there just is no sense in trying to repair it. With a fresh install of Windows, the system will also have better performance.

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by zipposporo In reply to sound problems

try booting to msdos and type this in

msconfig /restore

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by Pinoy_Teknik In reply to sound problems

Well the virus need to be terminate, and we don't know how to terminate.. that virus without wiping the drive....

Try to reinstall it a fresh reinstall, a clean install means to say all the tool that you will use are surely free from virus...OK
Hope you know how to install properly....

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