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Malware help - 8 step logs attached

By JimDav
Nov 27, 2010
  1. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,675   +342

    I'm afraid, that you'll need to back up your data and reinstall Windows.
     
  2. JimDav

    JimDav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    OK I now have a (copy) vista ultimate dvd

    Booting up from CD.... - went through the motions of repairing. No difference when finished - it went to normal start-up and this still gets a flash of blue screen (too quick to read) and restarts.
    Will still start in safemode. When I try full vista re-install, it doesn't get far before cancelling installation - 'windows cannot install required files - make sure required files are available and restart installation.'


    Still set to boot from cd - restart now tries to start windows normally rather than show option to repair.

    Jim
     
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,675   +342

    At this point, I suggest you start new topic in Windows forum.

    We're not dealing with any infection anymore.

    Good luck :)
     
  4. JimDav

    JimDav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    OK thanks for your help through this.
    I think that my copy vista dvd may be a dud. Will keep trying when I can get access to another.

    Jim
     
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,675   +342

    No problem....
     
  6. JimDav

    JimDav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Just a quick update =
    Downloaded a vista iso & reinstalled OK.
    Sorted all drivers etc
    Now working great. Even saved all documents before reinstall so hardly anything lost!!
    :)

    Jim
     
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,675   +342

    Ehm....no comment...
     
  8. JimDav

    JimDav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Sorry, I know its less than 100% legit & somewhat risky but...... got the job done!
    If manfacturer (acer) didn't skimp and supplied proper vista dvd instead of HD recovery files then I wouldn't have needed to do this.

    Besides, how is this worse than 'borrowing' vista dvd as you suggested?.

    Jim
     
  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,675   +342

    We better stop right here....
     
  10. JimDav

    JimDav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    OK, thanks for all the help.

    Over & Out!!!!

    Jim
     
  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,675   +342

    Closed :).....
     
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