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Need restoring my operating system. I have several viruses Can yo help

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  • concreteangl Oct 23, 2008

    how do i do a complete restore to my computer

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How to get virus , trojans , ect... off the motherboard if it is in CMOS (the motherboard chipset ) , after refomating ( at start up: hit f8 to enter setup, In the boot sequence set your cd drive as the first boot device then save and exit. restart the computer with the OS disk in the cd drive , setup will start then itwill ask what you want to do , delete the partiton(currenent windows installation) once thats done format the drive with NTFS( do not install operating system yet) , once that is done restart the computer then hold the power button down for 5 seconds( this will power it off .open the computer and on the inside take the battery out( looks like a big watch battery) , disconnect power and data line from the hard drive , then this is the hard part---- finding the two pins on the motherboard that clear CMOS ( CLRCMOS )( SOME MOTHERBOARDS DON'T HAVE THESE PINS) in this case pulling the battery out is the almost same depending on the manufacturer and model. with these pins connected it will clear the motherboard when you hit the power button on.( YOU SHOULD REMOVE THE RAM MEMORY AFTER DOING IT ONCE WHEN PERFORMING THIS ACTION ) then do it again ( twice )
then put battery back in , take the clear CMOS pin connector off( only on one pin) Then reconnect the hard drive power and data line.and put the RAM MEMORY back in and start up the computer with the operating system disk in the cd drive and reinstall windows!

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Some viruses can be taken care of with sys. restore but not most of them. The ones that may affect your desktop, mouse or cause popups can usually can be "sent away" by sys. restore followed by running a good antivirus/syware cookie removal. I suggest if you find yours are much worse decide what level of "fed up" your at. If you can save your data or don't mind loosing it do a "fresh install" of your OS. There's nothing better than a brand new install. If it's not quite that bad depending what symptoms your having you may be able to do a recovery (Not a "RESTORE").
If you need more details and would like more help you can let me know.

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Hi jtspecprod,

You can restore your os, however, I have to ask, not to be rude mind you, what is your level of expertise in DOS. The reason I ask is that fdisk is a DOS operation and you kinda need to know a little about DOS, not a lot, just a little. If you really do have several viruses, reinstalling your os or rolling your computer back through system restore will not get rid of the viruses, they like to embed themselves in things like HIMEM or worse, your BIOS. Hit me back on how technical I need to be to get you through this problem. If your infected really bad you may have to consider professional help in the form of a repairman. We have those resources here at FixYa.com through our repairman registry, then again, I just may be cheaper to get another computer. I know this isn't the news you wanted to hear, but it is my honest opinion.

Thanks for using FixYa.com

Sincerely, cyyyd7

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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Want to restore to beging of time


Remove any DVDs or CDs from the optical drives and then unplug all peripheral devices except for the keyboard and mouse. Click the "Windows" button and then type "eMachines recovery management" into the search box. Click on "eMachines recovery management" in the results list and then click the "Restore" tab. Click "Password Settings" and then type a new password into the text box. Click "OK" and then click "Restore System to Factory Default". Type the recovery password into the "Password" text box and then click "OK". Click "Next" To start the recovery process. Click "Finish" and then wait for your computer to restart. This procedure could take several minutes. Once your computer has restarted, you'll be prompted to create a new user account, enter the date and time and set up the internet settings.
or if you are running XP If you set your machine back to eMachines factory settings, it might help you for a short while but if you don't have effective virus protection your problems will return in short order.

You should get rid of this virus with an effective virus remover.

You can run Bitdefender's free online scan which doesn't need to be downloaded http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

If you know when you got the virus, you can do a system restore to a time before the virus was on your system.
This article tells you how to run it from safe mode http://bertk.mvps.org/html/safemode.html

Your best protection in general is a complete internet security suite such as Bitdefender or Norton internet security 2009.

More information here http://www.ask-the-computer-doc.com/comp...

If you need to totally rebuild your system and you don't have a recovery disk, contact eMachines to get one.

You might also try a Windows repair install if you have the operating system disk. Follow the directions here for XP http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepa... Source(s): http://www.ask-the-computer-doc.com/comp... Hope this helps.

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Signof Virus infection
You can easily identify when yourcomputer system gets infected from viruses. Some of the signs of virusinfections are enlisted herewith:
Computerbecomes very slow in performance.
Suddensystem crashes and computer reboots repeatedly.
Applicationsoftware crashes and random messages are displayed on the monitor.
If you find any of the above mentionedsign on your computer system, then there arises the probability of yourcomputer being infected with viruses. The next step after detecting thepresence of virus on your PC is to remove them from your system in order tosave your important data. If your computer is not infected with any type ofmalicious software then it is strongly recommended to install any bestantivirus software to keep it safe against the attacks.
You can use antivirus software for removingviruses from your computer system. Antivirus software programs are intended forpreventing, detecting and removing virus programs. You can choose from some ofthe best antivirus software like Norton, Avast, AVG and others, provided it hasthe feature of regular update. In case your antivirus software is notup-to-date, then it will not be able to protect your computer system from themost recent viruses and other infections.
System Restore is an element of Windowsoperating system which enables you to roll back system files, registry keys,and installed programs to a previous stable state. Operating system of yourcomputer system creates restore point after installation of any software, orafter 24 hours.
If there is a virus is available on yoursystem at the time of creating the restore point, ittwill also become a part ofit. Antivirus software is incapable to remove any virus program from systemrestore. in such case, you have to disable System Restore and then scan withlatest antivirus software. After that, when your system gets disinfected fromviruses, then re-enable System Restore.
So, you have to install updated antivirussoftware on your computer system, if you want to keep it safe from anymalicious program like viruses.

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Signof Virus infection
You can easily identify when yourcomputer system gets infected from viruses. Some of the signs of virusinfections are enlisted herewith:
Computerbecomes very slow in performance.
Suddensystem crashes and computer reboots repeatedly.
Applicationsoftware crashes and random messages are displayed on the monitor.
If you find any of the above mentionedsign on your computer system, then there arises the probability of yourcomputer being infected with viruses. The next step after detecting thepresence of virus on your PC is to remove them from your system in order tosave your important data. If your computer is not infected with any type ofmalicious software then it is strongly recommended to install any bestantivirus software to keep it safe against the attacks.
You can use antivirus software for removingviruses from your computer system. Antivirus software programs are intended forpreventing, detecting and removing virus programs. You can choose from some ofthe best antivirus software like Norton, Avast, AVG and others, provided it hasthe feature of regular update. In case your antivirus software is notup-to-date, then it will not be able to protect your computer system from themost recent viruses and other infections.
System Restore is an element of Windowsoperating system which enables you to roll back system files, registry keys,and installed programs to a previous stable state. Operating system of yourcomputer system creates restore point after installation of any software, orafter 24 hours.
If there is a virus is available on yoursystem at the time of creating the restore point, ittwill also become a part ofit. Antivirus software is incapable to remove any virus program from systemrestore. in such case, you have to disable System Restore and then scan withlatest antivirus software. After that, when your system gets disinfected fromviruses, then re-enable System Restore.
So, you have to install updated antivirussoftware on your computer system, if you want to keep it safe from anymalicious program like viruses.

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Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option: Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice select the safe mode option then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/virus-malware.aspx?q=virus anti virus and malware http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials if this fails you might have to go back into safe mode you might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK. 2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore. 3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next. 4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information. 5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next. 6.Close all other programs. 7.To start the system restore, click Next. 8.Your computer restarts. Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue. other than that you might need to do a format and then re install your operating system Hope this helps.

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My computer is unable to boot in any of the options, what do i do?


Booting problems with your laptop occur when the computer gets infected by a virus or when there are underlying hardware problems.You can use several troubleshooting techniques before taking the laptop to a service center for repair.

1. Turn on the laptop without pressing the power button too long, to prevent it from turning on and then turning off. Also make sure that the laptop has enough battery power to boot up.

2. Unplug any external drives connected to the computer. These include flash drives, external hard drives or any CD or DVD in the optical drive. Listen closely as you boot the computer. If the laptop is emitting ticking sounds and refuses to boot up at all, the hard drive or another internal component may be damaged. Consider bringing your laptop to a service center.

3. Turn on your computer and boot to "Safe Mode" or "Last known good configuration" if the computer powers on but displays an error before it boots the operating system. If this is the case, the laptop may be infected with a virus.

4. Use the "System Restore" feature in Windows to restore the operating system to an earlier time. Note, however, that this will not work for those whose computers have the "System Restore" feature disabled. Click "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tools," and then "System Restore." When the dialog box appears, click on the box for "Restore my computer to an earlier time," and then "Next." Select the restore point that you want and follow further instructions.

5. Resolve a "blue screen" problem. This error screen appears before booting, and is caused by several factors such as virus infection or hardware failure. Read the error message to determine what factor caused the problem. The error message should include troubleshooting tips.

6. Consider repairing the operating system if the computer does not boot at all. This procedure will repair the operating system without erasing your data and settings. Access the Resource list for instructions on how to repair Windows.

I hope you find it very helpful. Thank you for using fixya.

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OSD is popping up randomly these days hiding important/points control buttons etc while working reducing my productivity substantially. controls in OSD also not responding as required.Otherwise monitor is...


hi there, virus can change your windows set up, up to bios set up,even you have anti virus not all are blocked by antivirus.if still you have at least a normal windows right now and you can restore your system,go to the restore point system and restore your pc when this run and smoothly to take back your good operating system.but if at start it can't open windows re install your windows again to put back yo ur operating system.have a nice day fix my rate thanks

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Got virus av guru, how do i remove it?


Hi

I know the last soluation will not have heklped as the av guru stops you from opening anything even IE so here is what u do.

Turn off your Computer!

Re boot and as oon as you get the start box appearing click on it,
Click All Programs
Accesories
System Tools
System Restore

The system will shut down automatically and resotore will start.
Leave this to run select a dtae 24 hours before you got virus and all will be well.

Trust me I had it early this week .

Once done run anti virus software, Spyware, Reg cleaner and Defrag

This will sort it completely.

NOTE:- You do have to be very quick with starting resore OR virus wil stop you opening anything.

Get back to me if u need anything else.

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I was listening to my music that i downloaded and it started to skip like a scrached up cd then the computer shut down and started back up but it wants me to run my system back up like i did a system...


If you have system restore disk you start with the one that is numbered disk 1 put it in your cd rom and restart machine it will do the rest and will ask for disk 2 etc.. If your backup cd's do not contain the operating system you may have to buy a new operating system and install, as for the listening to music part there may have been a virus or corrupted data on the song you downloaded after restore takes place you may want to install virus protection and scan for virus' if you do not have a virus scanner there are several free the most popular being avgfree at this website http://free.avg.com/us-en/download?prd=afg

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I need to know which one it is in order to help you. You will have to remove the spy ware from your registry using registry editor. If you want more help on this let me know, you can also download Maleware anti virus to remove many bugs that other systems can't remove. If you can't get rid of it after installing Maleware bytes e-mail me at b123153h@yahoo.com so I can give you the step-by-step procedure I also need to know what operating system you are running..

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I have a bad virus and need to crash my hard driveand relaod


There is no virus in existence other then bios viruses that can survive a reformat restore.
find your restore disks or call the original manufacturer to obtain the original software. 
if you do not have a name brand machine. you will need to reformat yourself and re install the OS manually.

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