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Boot sector virus : mbr:// physicaldrive0

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By amb913
Jun 14, 2011
  1. amb913

    amb913 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    i already have otm downloaded from the last time you had me use it. should i just use the one i already have, or download it again?
     
  2. amb913

    amb913 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    alrightie, i just redownloaded otm in case it was a new version. anyway, i ran it and it said error producing log. then i got up and when i came back my comp had shut down, restarted and said it had recovered from a serious error. its done that 2 times in the last week. dunno whats up with that. so, should i open otm again, and paste that stuff in there and run it again? i havent done the java stuff yet either. so ill wait for you to tell me what to do, cause my luck ill mess something up.
     
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    OTM isn't using the kind of database that needs reinstalling. All you had to do was follow the original direction to open and put my script in for removal.

    In my opinion, with the multiple users and continuing malware and now errors, you would be best served by doing a reformat/reinstall. The system is also being used with no maintenance. It is not unexpected that the system has gotten to this point- my only suprise is that it took a month to get there!

    You will find excellent reformat/reinstall instructions here:
    http://www.tech-101.com/tutorials/356-tutorial-windows-install-repair-xp-vista.html
     
  4. amb913

    amb913 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    ok. i would reformat but i dont have a windows disk. like i said, someone gave this computer to my mom. cant afford to buy windows xp. i guess ill just have to deal with it the way it is. thanks for all your help anyway!
     
  5. amb913

    amb913 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    i went to the link you provided, and assuming a did a windows "repair" would i need a windows disk?
     
  6. amb913

    amb913 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    ok nevermind i see that i would need a disk,.
     
  7. amb913

    amb913 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    last question i promis. i went to change the settings for ie like you said, and a couple of them that you wanted me to enable said it would make my system unsafe. Should i enable them or no?
     
  8. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    The choice is yours. The setting are safe, but there is some responsibility on the user to practice safe surfing.
     
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