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Windows XP- Started doing the Windows Recovery scan and locked me out of all of my files. I read the recovery is a pretty popular virus.
I read malware bytes is a solution but I cant access it. I cant access it from a flash drive either because just about every click-able feature in windows is locked. I tried to boot into safe mode but it freezes after clicking "boot into safe mode"

What other option do I have?
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boot into commandline, run sfc /scannow, then chkdsk /f, then rstrui.exe which should check hdd for errors and bad sectors then do system restore
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Will I lose my files?
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Please run hijack this and post the log
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I am not farmiliar with hijack this....??? But it wont allow me to open or run anything.
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post #6 of 10
Can you make a Bart's CD? You'll need to boot with a Bart's CD so you can go in and change file permissions to allow you to run things.
You can download everthing you need from http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ and there's instructions on how to set the whole thing up. You'll need an XP CD as well.
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If it is the type of virus I'm thinking that locks you up and won't let you install anything go into safe mode and install Malwarebytes. I've been able to do that before.

If you can't install it in safe mode I would download Hiren's CD or Ultimate boot CD and scan your pc with the anti-viruses provided there.
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It won't let me use XP CD to repair or reinstalled. Says can't find hard disk but I can still boot into infected windows. Is there anyway to remove the hard drive and make it external on another PC to run a repair? Or would it not work this way?
Edited by brherper - 5/4/11 at 4:08pm
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Originally Posted by brherper View Post
It won't let me use XP CD to repair or reinstalled. Says can't find hard disk but I can still boot into infected windows. Is there anyway to remove the hard drive and make it external on another PC to run a repair? Or would it not work this way?
You can absolutely do that. You need to either hook it up as a slave drive in the new system, or buy an external adapter. Is it SATA or IDE?
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It won't let me use XP CD to repair or reinstalled. Says can't find hard disk but I can still boot into infected windows. Is there anyway to remove the hard drive and make it external on another PC to run a repair? Or would it not work this way?
If you can't even reinstall Windows, then it sounds like a hardware error to me. You might be infected to go along with it. But I would say that PSU could be what's causing your problems (as a guess).
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