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January 17, 2010 12:05:12 PM

I accidentally wiped out the task manager on my PC trying to get rid of a Trojan virus. Now when I reboot all I get is the desktop with no icons, no start button, nothing. When I do cntrl, alt, delete I get the message your administrator has disabled the task manager. I need to at least get the pics off of there before I wipe out everything and start all over.
1. is it possible to reinstall the task manager from DOS prompt?
2. is it possible to copy files from dos to a usb flash and use on another PC?

Thanks- the pics are of a newborn and they are the only copies!
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January 17, 2010 1:42:14 PM

See if you can get the USB stick recognised from the Command Prompt (DOS box) or in Safe Mode then you have to navigate using DOS commands and hope you can remember the full folder names (where they are truncated).


Personally, in this situation with a desktop computer I would install a spare drive and, as you plan, start in Safe Mode and copy stuff using DOS from the command prompt.

Or. as Windows is maybe screwed, I'd get a new hard drive, install Windows afresh and copy stuff from the old drive mounted as an external or secondary .

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May 31, 2011 1:42:28 AM

on safe mode

try using winrar..right click on the folder that contains the pictures then add to archives,then browse to you flash drive or any remomable storage then click ok..
i used this when my wpa expired..
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May 31, 2011 2:33:39 AM

Yes, Dos will work, but you will need to get to it after windows has loaded. Windows loads the USB drivers. Shouldn't have to worry about truncated file names (that 8+3). Make sure your thumbdrive has enough space.

If you have access to a 2nd computer, just:
(1) pull the drive
(2) put into a USB enclosure
(3) Plug into 2nd computer
(4) transfer photos to Thumbdrive or to a DVD disk(s).
(5) Remove HDD and return to your computer.

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April 12, 2013 4:58:01 AM

Mel07 said:
I accidentally wiped out the task manager on my PC trying to get rid of a Trojan virus. Now when I reboot all I get is the desktop with no icons, no start button, nothing. When I do cntrl, alt, delete I get the message your administrator has disabled the task manager. I need to at least get the pics off of there before I wipe out everything and start all over.
1. is it possible to reinstall the task manager from DOS prompt?
2. is it possible to copy files from dos to a usb flash and use on another PC?

Thanks- the pics are of a newborn and they are the only copies!


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