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For u Dileep, now when the tojan remover is scaning it is saying that- this file(C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\START MENU\PROGRAMS\STARTUP\desktop.ini.vir)is in use/locked-it not be scanned,then i clicked disable file by renaming it.. and the result of the scan was - no active malicious files were found and no change where made ater that an icon camed "the above file had changed by torjan remover,do u want to save it?" i clicked yes.. but still i cant open my c:/program, when again scaning still the above matters repeates... what to do my friend..??

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Once you format your drive in which the operating system windows xp resides this is possible only from the windows xp cd ...
ask some of your friends and get the cd ... or you download the image from the net and write in to the cd and then do that work ....

you can download the windows XP image file from some of the sites below .... it may take many hours to download and it depebds upon the speed of the net connection ..

www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

www.svrops.com/svrops/dwnlddisk.htm

www.allbootdisks.com/

www.allbootdisks.com/download/xppro.html

www.optimizingpc.com/howtouse/imagebootdisk.html

www.brothersoft.com/downloads/windows-xp-boot-disk-image.html

after downloading you write in to the cd and boot it from the disc by changing the first boot device in bios settings ...

after that select the drive in which the previous operating system resides and it will give you the warning that there is already windows folder in that drive then it will offer you for the format then format that drive and then follow the instructions to install that s it ..
you will get install with the windows ...
while installation it will ask for the product key then if you have downloaded from net then in that image there will be serial key note it down and then insert it when it asks that s it ...


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How to repair a registry on Windows XP Pro


The malware probably corrupted your profile. Log into Safe Mode as administrator by restarting the computer and tapping the F8 key until the menu comes up. Select Safe Mode and hit Enter. You should have the option to log in as administrator.

Once you're logged in, go to C:\documents and settings and find your profile folder (it will likely have your name on it). Rename it and add OLD to the end (ie: SmithOLD). While you're logged into safe mode, I would also run another malwarebytes scan as Safe Mode turns off additional services and applications that could be hiding malware. Once you're done reboot.

When Windows loads normally, you should be able to log in as yourself and Windows will create a brand new profile. Your desktop, favorites, and icons will be gone but don't worry. Once you're logged in, go back to C:\documents and settings\ and the OLD folder. All of your old desktop files, favorites, and My Documents will be in there.

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An error message informs you that you cannot move or rename the Documents and...


To specify a different folder for the Documents and Settings folder during installation, follow these steps: 1. Run Winnt.exe or Winnt32.exe by using the /unattend option, and then insert the following entry into the Unattend.txt file, where z:\foldername is the path and folder name you want: [GuiUNattended]
ProfilesDir = z:\foldername 2. Install Windows. The path that you included in the Unattend.txt file is used instead of the default Documents and Settings folder.NOTE: This method does not relocate any key Windows components. Use this method if you require only user-specific data to be moved.

After you install Windows XP, to specify a folder other than the Documents and Settings folder for a particular user's data, follow these steps: 1. Identify the user's profile path. You can identify the profile path either by user security ID (SID) or by user path settings. The user SID method is preferred. To identify the user's profile path by the user SID loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); a. Use the Getsid tool from the Windows Server Resource Kit to obtain the SID. At a command prompt, use the following syntax: getsid \\ComputerName UserName \\ComputerName UserNameFor example: getsid \\windowsxp joedoe \\windowsxp joedoeThe results look something like this: = The SID for account WINDOWSXP\joedoe is S-1-5-21-1708537768-1993962763-1957994488-1003 b. After you obtain the user SID, start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe), and then select the user SID under the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList To identify the profile path by the user's path settings loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); a. Log on to the computer as the user, and then type set at a command prompt. Note the setting for UserProfile, and then quit the command prompt. b. Log on to the computer as an administrator. c. Use Registry Editor to add the UserProfile setting to the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList d. Click the registry key, and then click Find on the Edit menu. e. In the Find box, type the value of the UserProfile setting, and then click Find Next. 2. In the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList registry key, change the ProfileImagePath value to reflect the new path that you want to use, and then quit Registry Editor. 3. Log on to the computer as the user, type set at a command prompt, and then verify that the path has changed.
Moving the entire folder loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); NOTE: This method does relocate key Windows components. Use this method only if you require the Documents and Settings folder to be moved or renamed and you cannot use the Unattend.txt file to change the name during installation.

To specify a different folder for the entire Documents and Settings folder, including key system components, follow these steps: 1. Log on to the computer as an administrator, and then create a new folder. 2. In the current Documents and Settings folder, on the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab. 3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click to clear the Hide extensions for known file types and Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check boxes. 4. Click OK. 5. Click and drag all the folders in the Documents and Settings folder to copy them to the new folder, except for the folder for the currently logged-on administrator. 6. Log off and then log back on, using a different administrator account from the one that you just logged off from. 7. Open the Documents and Settings folder again, and then copy the profile of the administrator that you just logged off from to the new folder. This extra step is needed because you cannot copy the profile of the account that is currently logged on. 8. Log off the computer, and then again log on to the computer as an administrator. 9. Start Registry Editor, and then click Find on the Edit menu. 10. Type documents and settings, and then click Find Next. 11. For every registry key or value that contains the original path, replace the value data or rename the value or registry key to the new path.IMPORTANT: You must complete this change in the registry for every instance of the original path, or your computer may not start. It is imperative that you update all registry keys and values with the new path.

12. Restart the computer. You can now safely remove the original Documents and Settings folder.

on Mar 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Cannot access my account


I assume you cannot log into your user account in Windows.
This is how to create a new user account to log in and to move your user files from the old account to the new one.
Start the computer and keep pressing F8 until startup menu appears. Use arrow keys to select "safe mode".
When windows appears, log on as Administrator.
Use Control Panel, Users and create a new user. Select Computer administrator type. Restart the computer and log on to the new user account. Then you will have to move all your data files:
Open Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Documents and settings\[your old user account]
Select folders Desktop, Favorites and My Documents (this may appear as [User]'s documents) and copy or cut them. Go to c:\Documents and settings\[your new user account] and paste them here.
You will lose only the desktop picture and some windows settings.
After that you may delete the old user account from Control panel/Users

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start bar/settings/control panel/user accounts/ delete what you want

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I cannot open a scaned document. "C:\documents and settings\owner\my documents


Can you be more Specific as i understand can you login as administrator and try.

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How do i back up my pc? I went to Start-all programs-accessories-sytem tools...but there is nothing regarding back up. I also went to PC recovery disc creator..it says it cant create disc. I took laptop...


If the label of the cd drive on your computer says DVD+ -R RW, it means you should be able to use any kind of disc to backup your data on.
Get DVDRW or CDRW discs from the store. Insert it in your computer.
Click start. Click My computer. Double click Local disk C. Double click Documents and settings. Double click your name or if you dont see your name, click 'Administrator'. Right-click My documents. then click 'send to'. Click the DVDRW option. Enter a name for the disk. You can name it 'My documents backup'. When it's done copying, it means you've backed up all the files stored in the 'My Documents' folder. If you have files saved somewhere else, you just have to browse to the location of the file and repeat the same procedure.

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Locked files


You need to log-on as administrator to unlock it. If you're a user yourself, you will not be allowed to unlock it.

Sep 23, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Hai dileep.........


when you get it like that just go to start menu >run>cmd>

and in command prompt give PING XXX space -t
xxx stands for your DNS server address

have a check it is pinging or not ...

Apr 14, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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