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Virus ate my pooter!

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March 13, 2010 6:12:11 PM

I have reason to believe there is a nasty virus keeping me from being able to re install windows. I don't have a dvd drive and my biggest flash drive is 1gb. My update service along with windows installer (just a few things not working) are down. Right now I'm thinking my only choice is to install vlite and cut down the iso for use on my 1gb flash drive in a virtual machine.

Is there any way to fix what the viruses have done?

So far I have run a Malwarebytes anti malware full scan in safe mode, along with a Avast! full scan and right now it is doing a full boot time scan (which takes FOREVER)

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March 13, 2010 8:54:29 PM

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I don't have a dvd drive and my biggest flash drive is 1gb.


Well, in that case as far as the computer having any chance of becoming a functioning unit again, find someone who knows more than you to fix it. Like find a neighbor who has a DVD drive or a car to drive you to the mall. That should be an adventure. A 'pooter' is part of the anatomy, not a computer. It's your lucky day.
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March 13, 2010 9:25:25 PM

badge said:
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I don't have a dvd drive and my biggest flash drive is 1gb.


Well, in that case as far as the computer having any chance of becoming a functioning unit again, find someone who knows more than you to fix it. Like find a neighbor who has a DVD drive or a car to drive you to the mall. That should be an adventure. A 'pooter' is part of the anatomy, not a computer. It's your lucky day.


Well I tried my best with what I got. I can probably get another drive to work long enough to fix it again later tonight. Just a pain, first no sound, then random BSOD-ing (even without my overclock) One thing I could try before getting a drive is slipstreaming the storage drivers so that xp can detect my drives...

I'm just glad my laptop can't get all this (Ubuntu) I'm not a big fan of windows, but when it comes to gaming, I really have no choice.

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March 14, 2010 1:36:16 AM

Have you tried running a Linux live CD?

This is to rule out hardware failure as a reason. If you have overclocked the system previously it is possible that the hardware span has been reduced.

Youy can also run a benchmarking CD to test that the hardware hasn't gone legs up on you:

http://www.inquisitor.ru/about/

or there are plenty out there for linux distros.
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March 14, 2010 1:38:19 AM

OOooops... you don't have a CD /DVD drive?

You are missing one of the fundamentals for troubleshooting your system. I don't know how you do without it.
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March 14, 2010 5:13:19 AM

Fixed it. I could only get ahold of a MONSTER cd drive....it was slow, and I had to install xp then windows 7, but I was able to rip the windows 7 disk on my laptop, it was a pain. But everything is working. And about the ovecrclock it was at mostly stock volts and the system is less than 2 months old.
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March 14, 2010 5:14:09 AM

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