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Trojan worm on WD1600 XP Home

Can not reach windows at all, recovery disc will not format hard drive, worm was $i30.exe. I have tried many recovery type discs but nothing will load, the CD drive spins but the only disc that comes up is the E Machines repair/recovery but it does not work. Message says Kernals are missing. Am I finished?

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It is all done. if u can handle your hard disk separately by
fixing the hard disk in some other computer, scan with
BITDEFENDER ANTIVIRUS software. reply for further solution

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Gateway zx4351 operating system missing


When did you get this Gateway? Where did you get it? I assume you mean that it has no OS, cause Gateway does NOT make an operating System. Need more details, please!

Nov 08, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Install Windows 7 or Windows Vista on a Pc Without DVD Media


For user who doesn’t want to waste a DVD disc to burn the ISO to physical media, and does not have WinPE (Windows PE) startup disc, here’s a workaround method to install Windows Vista and Windows 7 into physical computer’s hard disk drive or partition (volume) directly with ISO without writing or burning to disc. The without-disc installation method is useful especially during beta and RC period of new operating system in the making, where the new build and new versionis launching and publishing every now and then. This tutorial guide assumes that the new Windows 7 or Windows Vista will be installed and replaced the original existing operating system currently installed. The instructions can be modified slightly (mainly on hard disk partition used) to fit into need of readers who want to have a dual-boot, multi-boot, or simply just to upgrade install to new OS.

1. Install a virtual CD/DVD drive on existing Windows operating system.
2. Mount the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD ISO image using the virtual drive.
3. Copy all files inside the virtual CD/DVD drive mounted with the ISO into any folder on any partition or hard disk drive not going to be used to install the Windows OS. For example, copy into E:\Windows7.
4. Copy the bootmgr and boot folders nested inside the copied folder (i.e. \Windows7) to root directory of system boot drive, typically C:\.

Note: For Windows Vista, users may need to use this step: Copy the bootmgr folder from E:\Windows7 to C:\ root directory, copy E:\Windows7\boot\boot.sdi file to same folder in C:\boot folder, and then copy bootsect.exe from the E:\Windows7\boot\ folder to C:\ drive.

Note: boot folder in system boot drive is hidden system folder.
5. Create a new folder named sources under the C:\ root folder.
6. Copy the boot.win file inside \Windows7\sources folder to the source folder created in the system boot drive, normally C:\.
7. Open a command prompt as administrator.
8. Run the following command (change the C to your drive path letter if applicable):

C:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt60 C:

For Windows Vista users who copied bootsect.exe to C:\ root folder, use the following command instead:

C:\bootsect.exe /nt60 C:

A successful message is the command completes successfully.
9. Change the name or label of the boot system partition local disk to BDCP or any name you prefer that easier to remember and type (in DOS command promot, use label command).
10. Restart the computer.
11. After booting up, the system will start the corresponding Windows installation process. Select the applicable language to install, time and currency format (regional settings locale) and keyboard or input method in the installation wizard dialog.
12. On the next screen, user will be presented with option to Install Windows. DO NOT press on Install Windows button, instead, click on Repair My Computer link on the bottom left corner.
13. In the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) System Recovery Options dialog window, click on Command Prompt to open a DOS Prompt window.
14. Run the format command to format the primary hard disk or partition to clean state:

format c: /q

Note: /q switch, which perform quick format can be omitted to full format. And if existing hard disk partition is of FAT32 filesystem format, use format c: /q /fs:ntfs to convert the file system to NTFS while formatting. Before formatting begins, the command may prompt for hard disk drive or partition label name, if so, enter accordingly (i.e. BDCP).
15. After format completed, start the Windows Vista or Windows 7 installation process again by manually running the setup.exe located in the copied. Note that the setup.exe is not the one located on boot system drive which copied at later step, as the boot drive has been formatted. For example:

E:\Windows7\sources\setup.exe
16. Continue with installation procedures by following on-screen instructions as per normal practice.

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Computer won't start up, just says missing operating system


Unfortunately, you may have damaged the hard drive when you turned it off during the update. The best case would be that the boot sector information has been corrupted. To try to recover the boot information, you will need a Vista Home Premium 32-bit OS install disc (or an upgrade disc) or a third-party partition/system recovery CD. If you upgraded the OS, you'll need that install/upgrade disc. (If you don't have the Windows OS disc, you may be able to get one from a Windows Users Group member. They often have spare copies.)

Put the disc in the optical drive and boot to the optical disc. Assuming your computer has the DVD drive in the boot list, it should boot to the CD. You will need to choose the Repair option and then the command prompt (Advanced Repair). Type in the command "bootrec.exe /ScanOS" (without the quotes followed by hitting enter). If your hard drive is correctly detected, you should see a Windows OS detected. Then use "bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd".
You may need to execute the additional commands "bootrec.exe /FixMbr" and "bootrec.exe /FixBoot" to fix the database record.

If no Windows OS is detected, try changing drives (to C: or D:, etc.) and locate the drive with the Windows directory. If you can't change drives, the hard drive is not readable. You will need to replace the drive and then reinstall the OS from the install disc. Alternatively, you can try restoring the information to the new drive from your backups. However, you will loose any data not backed up in either case.

I hope this helps.

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Hp iq524 touchsmart recovery cds will not load windows on new hard drive


Try deleting the partitions. You can use any Windows install disc to accomplish this if the HP won't.

For manual deletion you need is fdisk.exe and possibly format.com and at the command prompt.

Feb 27, 2013 | HP Touchsmart IQ524 PC Desktop

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My presario cq57 wont boot to windows and there are no recovery discs, how can i reformat the hard drive?


the only way to format is using the CD,before formatting download the network drive from HP so the you can download other softwares after formatting

Jan 27, 2013 | Compaq Presario Cq57 Notebook Pc

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Crossfire wont back up from Windows 7


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Connect the external hard disk drive to the computer. Make sure that the external hard disk drive is powered on.


2. Create a Windows 7 system repair disc. To do this, follow these steps:


Click Start Collapse this imageExpand this im, type create a system repair disc in the Start Search box, and then click Create a System Repair Disc in the Programs list.



Follow the instructions to create the disc.


3. Note You must have a CD or DVD burner to create a system repair disc.


4. Start an elevated command prompt. To do this, follow these steps:


Click Start Collapse this imageExpand th, type command prompt in the Start Search box, right-click command Prompt in the Programs list, and then click Run as administrator.


5. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

C:\Windows\System32\REAgentC.exe /disable


6. Disconnect the external hard disk drive.


7. At the elevated command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

C:\Windows\System32\REAgentC.exe /enable

Note This operation might fail. In this case, if you have to have access to recovery tools, use the Windows 7 system repair disc that you created in step 2.


8. Reconnect the external hard disk drive to the computer.


9. Start the Backup and Restore Wizard to back up your files and data to the external hard disk drive.


Hope this helps


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How do I repair/replace Windows 7 starter boot manager ?


The boot manager is on the hard drive. It sits at the start of Windows. Since you have a netbook, you are not able to just put in a CD to repair it. An external CD (connected by USB) would work. If you have Windows 7 on a flash drive, you could boot from that.
This is the one major drawback of having a netbook, I think.

Mar 22, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I have sony Vaio VGN-CS36GJ - Recently i was trying to restore it to factory settings via Vaio recovery due to virus attach but suddenly it didn't either recovered to factory setting but looks as operating...


I would have recomended Norton Antivirus or a full programme anti virus to clean your drive. However, it is almost too late for repairs.
You need to format your drive but as there seems to be a "Worm" type virus, I guess due to the problems you are having trying to re install OS, it will keep reinfecting the drive due to it being resident in the memory.
You really need an antivirus programme to clean your Sony Vaio before you can succesfully place an uninfected OS on your drive. I hope the recovery partion is not infected as well, a good anti virus programme will clean it though. When it is clean, boot with a system disk with the same OS on it and when you get to drive "C" hopefully drive "D" will be available, assuming "D" is the recovery drive partition.

When you get your anti virus disk, you will need it to be a bootable disk with the format command on it. When it has been cleaned you can then format the disk and put your recovery OS disk back on.
Hope this helps.

Nov 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Toshiba Satellite M35X-S163 Can't Be Recovered


This happens. Recovery/reinstallations sometimes takes many attempts. Only, you have to clean the CDs. Clean them with a soft cloth in + signs and not circular as one would think, CDs being circular. So, clean then top to bottom and right to left and vice versa.

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Reformated used HP recovery disc when I restart it says SW build ID different from ID on recovery media


You have 2 options. You can write to Microsoft or to HP about your Issue & they might be able to help about the ID issue. Best I would suggest you buy the OS. ( Full installation Pack) this way you have nothing to worry.

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