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is my harddrive fried?

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Stupid maleware popped up on my comp earlier so I ran malewarebytes and AVG was trying to remove it also and it said it had done but it needed to restart...so I let it and now my comp starts up gets t… Read More
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
Stupid maleware popped up on my comp earlier so I ran malewarebytes and AVG was trying to remove it also and it said it had done but it needed to restart...so I let it and now my comp starts up gets to win xp screen and then reboots :(

have tried to run safe mode, disable restart on system failure, last configuration and also my recovery XP disk but it just reboots.

Is there any more avenues for me to persue? or do I need a new HDD and a fresh install of XP?
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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banned#1
harddrive fine, software needs reinstalling

Edited By: whatsThePoint on Dec 21, 2010 22:48
#2
whatsThePoint
harddrive fine, software needs reinstalling


how can I reinstall XP, when I try my recovery disk it just reboots :(
#3
Can you get in to BIOS & if Yes then change Boot Sequence to Boot from CD/DVD Drive & then save.
#4
Software problem. Doesnt really affect hardware. Just try usig google, thousands of people have had this Problem before n thousands of posts will have your Answer. If u do manage to get into windows I'd recommend using something like ad-aware but this sounds more like a Trojan/virus so panda scan is good too
#5
hatembet
Software problem. Doesnt really affect hardware. Just try usig google, thousands of people have had this Problem before n thousands of posts will have your Answer. If u do manage to get into windows I'd recommend using something like ad-aware but this sounds more like a Trojan/virus so panda scan is good too


Ive already tried google it was saying reinstall but when I try that normally the disk sounds like its loading then it just reboots. Currently just trying the bios suggestion above by making CD drive primary boot option, seems to be doing something...hopefully a good sign.
#6
numptyj
hatembet
Software problem. Doesnt really affect hardware. Just try usig google, thousands of people have had this Problem before n thousands of posts will have your Answer. If u do manage to get into windows I'd recommend using something like ad-aware but this sounds more like a Trojan/virus so panda scan is good too
Ive already tried google it was saying reinstall but when I try that normally the disk sounds like its loading then it just reboots. Currently just trying the bios suggestion above by making CD drive primary boot option, seems to be doing something...hopefully a good sign.

That is the way to go. I'm sure you've got all your files and photos backed up haven't you ? oO
#7
tallpete33
numptyj
hatembet
Software problem. Doesnt really affect hardware. Just try usig google, thousands of people have had this Problem before n thousands of posts will have your Answer. If u do manage to get into windows I'd recommend using something like ad-aware but this sounds more like a Trojan/virus so panda scan is good too
Ive already tried google it was saying reinstall but when I try that normally the disk sounds like its loading then it just reboots. Currently just trying the bios suggestion above by making CD drive primary boot option, seems to be doing something...hopefully a good sign.


That is the way to go. I'm sure you've got all your files and photos backed up haven't you ? oO


yeh I backed up relatively recently, only will lose a few music/video files
[mod]#8
Your porn is gone..........accept it and move on. :(
banned#9
[email protected] :p
#10
Syzable
Your porn is gone..........accept it and move on. :(


dont worry brah, managed to get the disk to work and its done its job I'm back up and running but haven't lost anything ;)

bykergrove
[email protected] :p


its like a comfort blanket, dont wanna get rid of it just yet :p
banned#11
numptyj
Syzable
Your porn is gone..........accept it and move on. :(


dont worry brah, managed to get the disk to work and its done its job I'm back up and running but haven't lost anything ;)

bykergrove
[email protected] :p


its like a comfort blanket, dont wanna get rid of it just yet :p


cool story bro.

bit in bold: now is the perfect time for you to back up your stuff
banned#12
Syzable
Your porn is gone..........accept it and move on. :(


Inb4 should I take it to PC world!
#13
Yeh gonna do another back up tomorrow night, and run some deeper scans, but currently its working again without having lost any of my stuff so saves the hassle of trying to reinstall software etc

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