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You can check the drive option and see whether those include your removable disks, CD-ROM drive or hidden volume for factory default restoration. You need to check at least one drive which may be your primary hard drive partition such as your C: drive to start a scan. Sometimes error will raise if you don't have the permission to write the data to the location you specify for the restore. Make sure you run the antivirus with administrator privilege. In Windows Vista, you can right click on it and choose to Run as Administrator. And make sure the drive is writable such as your C: drive. Sometimes there might be conflicts when you run multiple antivirus there. So disable other antivirus at the time. If the issue persists, you may like to burn a bootable CD with that antivirus and boot with that CD instead of running it under your Operating System if that option is available.
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
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Your OS files are probably got conflicted with the new and uncompilable version of PC Tool.
Try following steps.
Restart the PC, Press Delete for some time
It will lead you to BIOS setting
Go to the Boot Priority menu,
select DVD ROM as First Boot and HDD as Second Boot
Now Insert your Operating system CD Restart the PC and when screen says " Press any key to continue" hit "enter" Let the CD load and then select New Installation It will say " Microsft WIndows XP found aNOTHER INSTALLATION IN drive C and will show you one installation entry,It will show you two option, Fresh Installation, Repair. Select repair by pressing R
Now let the CD repair your OS files. After complete OS loading, system will restart and again you will see " Press any key to continue" DO NOT PRESS ANY KEY.
OS will boot and you will log in with your old login enteries.
Now Install the free avg antivirus from below link: http://free.avg.com/ww-en/download-free-antivirus
Install and update it. Run a complete system scan. You are good to go !
Posted on Sep 05, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Jan 26, 2014 | Computers & Internet
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
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 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)
Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
select safe mode with command prompt then type in chkdsk/f/r which will scan for and and attempt repair of bad files and bad sectors on hard drive
you should have no input while chkdsk utility is in progress any input might further damage your computer or
Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue and then replace the file.
Type the following command and then press ENTER: sfc /scannow The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
Use an external memory device such as a DVD, flash drive or external hard drive to back up the data you need to save from your eMachines computer.
Any data that isn't saved to an external source will be erased when the computer is restored to factory settings.
Remove any discs that are in the optical drive and unplug the computer's peripheral devices, such as an Ethernet cable or scanner.
Do not disconnect the keyboard, mouse or monitor.
Click the Windows "Start" menu and choose "All Programs."
Navigate to "eMachines" and choose "eMachines Recovery Management."
Click the "Restore" tab.
Click "Password Settings" if you have not already set a recovery password.
Type a new password in the text box and click "OK." Click "Restore System to Factory Default."
Type the recovery password and click "OK." Click "Next" to wipe the eMachines computer's hard drive and begin the recovery process.
Select "Finish" and wait for the eMachines computer to restart.
Use the series of installation prompts that appear on the screen to create a new user account for your operating system, set the system date and time, and set up your Internet settings.
hope this helps
Oct 14, 2012 | E-Machines W6409 (7234) PC Desktop
There are two possiblities
One your old anti-virus setting is not remove from your PC.
Install **** cleaner (ccleaner) to get rid of the anti-viruses left over setting in the windows registry.
Two - a virus is preventing you from installing anti-virus
Use another clean PC to download Clamwin portable anti-virus and install it on a USB pen drive.
Document on how to configure ClamWin
Start Clamwin anti-virus and update the latest anti-virus definition files.
Select the tools menu bar, set the preferences to remove virus.
Start the infected PC in safe mode by pressing F8 during start up.
Run the Clamwin Anti-virus on the USB pen drive to scan the infected PC.
If you have tried all the various AV Removal Tools to look for expired/leftover remnants of other AVs, I'd suggest scanning your System for Malware.
Malware will often stop you downloading Security Products.
Download, install, update and scan with each of the two programs below to check for/remove Malware/spyware.
If necessary, do all the above work in Safe Mode with Networking.
To get into Safe Mode with Networking, tap F8 right at Power On / Startup, and use UP arrow key to get to Safe Mode with Networking from list of options, then hit ENTER.
Read all info below before starting:
Malwarebytes is as the name says, a Malware Remover!
Download the Free Version from the link above.
Download, install, update and scan once a fortnight.
Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6.2 is a very good, FREE Anti-Spyware Program.
Download, install and update it.
Then SCAN with it.
Update it, and scan your System once a fortnight.
hope this helps
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