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Posted by Anonymous on
This sounds like a possible virus thats hidden on your flash drive and the fact that the hard drive may need checking for bad sectors too. Bad sectors will cause all kind of problems from the operating system not installing properly to programs not working and the system hanging.
First of all reformat the flash dive and use a virus free computer to download a decent antivirus program like AVG Free for example.
Secondly you need to run Check Disk to check the integrity of the hard drive and possibly recover any bad sectors or clusters.
To run Check disk do this >>>>
For Windows XP click on the Start Menu and click on Run. Type cmd in the box and press enter.
For Vista/Win 7 click on the Start Menu and in the search pane type cmd and hit enter.
A command window will open up.
In that command window type chkdsk /r (make sure you leave a space between the k and /)
Hit the enter key. You will get a message that says the drive cannot be locked and would you like to scheule a disk check next time the computer restarts. Type Y, hit enter and then type exit.
Restart you machine and it should scan and repair the hard drive. If goes straight through to the operating system restart the computer again.
The check disk can take a good few hours to complete depending on the state of the hard drive so please be patient.
After the check is complete see how the computer is running. If your happy with it then see if the antivius software will install and run a scan if it does. If not reinstall the operating system again.
Post back if you need anymore advice.
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
Your system probably has a virus. The fastest way to solve is to do a new installation of Windows. You would need a bootable CD to format and install Windows.
CAUTION: FORMATTING A HARD DRIVE WOULD ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA. WHICH WOULD MAKE IT IRRETRIEVABLE.
For further help, please feel to ask me.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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