Possible to connect laptop to pc to do virus scan? Tags: Laptops Internet Explorer Connection Networking Last response: September 10, 2008 11:40 PM in Networking Share EricFlat September 10, 2008 8:41:13 PM My daughter's laptop isn't working, it does not start up regardless (ie if I choose normal, safe mode, etc) and keeps showing the same message about needing to restart (which I have done a few times). I thought I might be able to connect her laptop to my PC and scan its hard drive or run a repair program - except that I don't know how or if this can be done. Both have XP on them. I've tried searching for an answer but only seem to get info which eiher doesn't relate or makes no sense to me (someone was talking about using DVI cables). I'm looking to see if I can avoid having to reformat the hard drive (last option). Help and advice would be appreciated. Thanks BTW, sorry if this is in the wrong section but that might be why I can't find the answer I'm looking for. More about : connect laptop virus scan Anonymous a b D Laptop September 10, 2008 11:40:48 PM You can't do that if the laptop won't boot. Try booting from a Windows XP CD and choosing R and the first screen to get a command prompt. Run "chkdsk c: /p/r" until there are no more errors and then try rebooting. Grumpy Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Connect pc to laptop using ethernet cable 7 wants to scan laptops Forum SolvedMy laptop was working fine, then Malwarebyte update so I ran a quick scan that showed 40 pup virus. I checked them then selec Forum After a virus scan i can no longer connect to the internet? Forum Another pc connected to my laptop over hotel wifi now my laptop is slow and has a virus Forum virus scan from laptop Forum SolvedCan I scan a paper with a connon copier and print out with a printer?.The printer, the copier and PC are connect each other. Forum Possible to connect Ethernet Cable from wireless laptop to a PC? Forum SolvedDR/Qhost.mgl.dropper Possible virus in my pc? Forum my pc hangs suddenly and i scan for virus but there is no virus in it.. i tried formatting xp too but still it is not working. Forum SolvedHey guys, is it possible to connect a laptop and a tv to a projector for slide shows during meetings? if so how would i go abo Forum SolvedHey guys, is it possible to connect a laptop and a tv to a projector for slide shows during meetings? if so how would i go abo Forum SolvedPossible virus, PC became TOO slow overnight. need help! Forum SolvedIs it possible to connect old home theater to pc(5.1) Forum Solvedis it possible to connect a desktop HDD to a laptop HDD Forum Solvedwould it be possible to connect a desktop cooler master fan to a toshiba laptop satelite l505 ? Forum Possible Trojan Horse Virus taking up space on my Laptop HELP Forum pc has virus and virus scan cant complete task Forum SolvedWanting to connect to my home PC from my Laptop from school Forum Is connection from pc to laptop is possible Forum SolvedIs it possible to connect a lower end pc to a higher end pc? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !