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post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by DaChosenOne View Post

I've seen your postings around here and the vast majority of the time it's really spot on. But this one that I just don't agree with, at all. In my experience, I've seen plenty of trojans run regardless of whether the system is running nornally or in safe mode.

That is why I specified "MOST" and not "ALL" in my post. It is also why I suggested running from an external boot disk rather than using safe mode...

a lot of why I give different options like that is because I am not always sure of the OPs experience level, or what options they may have available, so I try to make sure they have "something" they can do....
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As cheap as HDD are these days why not just buy a new one and install it.
Save the files you want to either the cloud or a USB stick and start fresh.
post #13 of 29
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As cheap as HDD are these days why not just buy a new one and install it.
Save the files you want to either the cloud or a USB stick and start fresh.

And what does that accomplish? He says he can't install Win 8 because the external media is faulty.


OP you can order a replacement from Microsoft.

How to order replacement Microsoft Products and discs.
Edited by DaChosenOne - 3/25/14 at 9:55am
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HDD aren't cheap or anywhere near that in India.Around $60(conversion rate 1=60) will get you a 500GB one.And just to make overpricing visible,Rs.8000 will get you a kit of RipjawsX 2133.
    
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And what does that accomplish? He says he can't install Win 8 because the external media is faulty.


OP you can order a replacement from Microsoft.

How to order replacement Microsoft Products and discs.


It eliminates the need to reformat or clean wipe the existing drive.
And eliminates the possibility of viruses surviving on the existing drive.

He'll still have to contend with everything else.....
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Originally Posted by Jaydev16 View Post

HDD aren't cheap or anywhere near that in India.Around $60(conversion rate 1=60) will get you a 500GB one.And just to make overpricing visible,Rs.8000 will get you a kit of RipjawsX 2133.

Edited by coachrex - 3/25/14 at 10:31am
post #16 of 29
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HDD aren't cheap or anywhere near that in India.Around $60(conversion rate 1=60) will get you a 500GB one.And just to make overpricing visible,Rs.8000 will get you a kit of RipjawsX 2133.

nevermind......


(I really should start looking at peoples sig rigs prior to commenting)
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That means?
    
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It eliminates the need to reformat or clean wipe the existing drive.
And eliminates the possibility of viruses surviving on the existing drive.

He'll still have to contend with everything else.....

Let's aside for the moment that the OP lives outside of this country. You suggested that he buy a new hard drive because it will eliminate the need to clean up his existing hard drive of viruses. Why are you adding on extra cost for the OP? Did he say that the hard drive was bad? All you're doing is creating extra work for him. You expect him to spend money for a new one, remove the old HDD; install it; then install Windows. Are you in the habit of throwing out random advice or did you actually read the entire post? Did you catch the part about him having a pirated version of Windows? Why not simply take the existing HDD and simply reformat it? He's going to have to do a new installation of Windows regardless of whether he takes your advice or keep his existing HDD. /rolls eyes.
post #19 of 29
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Let's aside for the moment that the OP lives outside of this country. You suggested that he buy a new hard drive because it will eliminate the need to clean up his existing hard drive of viruses. Why are you adding on extra cost for the OP? Did he say that the hard drive was bad? All you're doing is creating extra work for him. You expect him to spend money for a new one, remove the old HDD; install it; then install Windows. Are you in the habit of throwing out random advice or did you actually read the entire post? Did you catch the part about him having a pirated version of Windows? Why not simply take the existing HDD and simply reformat it? He's going to have to do a new installation of Windows regardless of whether he takes your advice or keep his existing HDD. /rolls eyes.

Do YOU have any positive suggestions to help the OP save his data?

Or can you just tear down the idea's the rest of us are offering? Our main goal here is to assist the OP... not to argue or try to prove how wrong or right someone is, correct?
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post #20 of 29
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Do YOU have any positive suggestions to help the OP save his data?

Or can you just tear down the idea's the rest of us are offering? Our main goal here is to assist the OP... not to argue or try to prove how wrong or right someone is, correct?

You could try reading this thread and see my post. As for saving his data, why is that an issue all of a sudden? I've read the OP's original problem correctly. He has a faulty media and needs to re-install Widows. That to me is the source of his problem and therefore I provided him a link for a CD/DVD replacement. If he could not boot from Windows that would be an entirely different situation. In such a situation, my preference would be to boot up with a Linux live CD and recover his personal files; then format the HDD and a fresh installation. Why? Because booting up in a non-windows environment would ensure that any viruses running in the background would be nullified by the mere fact that it can't do any damage in Linux OS environment. It also removes any chance of a rogue process or service that could interfere w/ the file copy process. As for your assessment of tearing down an idea, I am all about efficiency and resolving problems in the most direct manner. Him suggesting to the OP that he buy a new HDD is asinine. There was no mention of the OP saying that the HDD was defective in any shape or form was there? Why is there any such discussion taking place? Buying a new HDD does not solve anything except to add more cost & time to this project. The OP does not want it. Period. End of discussion.

PC linux OS has a live CD version you can download from here. But it certainly is not the only linux distro you can do this with.

Also in your prior post, I actually did give you a compliment which you seem oblivious to. So how is that for "tearing down"?
Edited by DaChosenOne - 3/25/14 at 12:41pm
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