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I have a question about my restore discs

By adu123
Aug 19, 2007
  1. I'm running XP home edition (SP2), I've used the "Rcovery CD/DVD creator" software to creat a set of recovery discs while my computer was being infected by spyware, adware....
    I just curious about what happened to those recovery discs? Were they also being infected?
     
  2. wii-ste

    wii-ste TS Rookie Posts: 163

    Yes, it copies the data from the computer 'as-is'. Reinstall a fresh copy of XP using the install disc.
     
  3. adu123

    adu123 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 278

    "as-is"? I though it copies the data from the computer's D drive because that's where the recovery files are store in. By the way, how can I get the intall disc?
     
  4. wii-ste

    wii-ste TS Rookie Posts: 163

    Sorry? U have the restore files already? I thought you meant you were making ones from your computer as it is at the moment?


    If they were there before then theoretically they should be ok. I have not used the software, so can only advise generally, not specifically to this software.
     
  5. adu123

    adu123 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 278

    I've told you in my first post that I already created a set of recovery disc, but the problem is all of them are infected because I created them while my computer was being infected. I don't know how to obtain another set of restore discs.
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,946   +586

    first, get the system cleaned

    then STOP the restore points and then re-enable it to toss out the bad data.

    now recreate the recovery disks
     
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