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Used Malware to remove worm, now

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By msta999
Jul 20, 2010
  1. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,066   +256

    Nope :)
     
  2. msta999

    msta999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Broni,

    feel like taking on another challenge? I have this computer which is real slow. It is used by the kids to download music. I make them just use this one for those downloads. It use to be fast, but it is real slow to respond and sometimes it won't do anything, at those times, I'll look at the task manager and the cpu useage is at 100%. Any ideas? This is a Dell Optiplex GX240 with 512 ram.
     
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,066   +256

    I suggest you start new topic on that.
    It may save you a lot of time, if we clean it up and avoid a situation, when kids computer will become inoperable.
     
  4. msta999

    msta999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Will do. Thanks again.
     
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,066   +256

    Sure thing :)
     
  6. msta999

    msta999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Thanks again, that also helped me find some files I had forgotten about.

    Question, how come I can run this OTLPE program, but not windows?
     
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,066   +256

    Say again?
     
  8. msta999

    msta999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I can bring up almost everything with this program you had me put on cd, but I can't get my widows reinstall cd to come up? Just seems, if I can get one to work, should be able to get the other to come up.
     
  9. msta999

    msta999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I've been looking around for the restore program, but can't find it.
     
  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,066   +256

    Check your Windows CD on another computer and see, if it's bootable?

    What restore program do you have in mind?
     
  11. msta999

    msta999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Start, All Programs, Accessories, System tools, System Restore: to restore the system to an earlier configuration.
     
     
  12. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,066   +256

    No, you can't do this from OTLPE boot. You'd have to be live in Windows.
     
  13. msta999

    msta999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I see what you mean. I put the laptop cd in this computer and it would not boot. So I put the reinstall cd from this computer in the laptop and it does say "press any key to boot from CD...." but nothing happens with I press the keys.

    I'll go to best buy and get another laptop. In the past, when there was a problem with the laptop, I saw it as a challenge to get it going. Been able to do it every time, one way or another, but this time......I guess not. I can't complain, I have had it since 2003, took it to Iraq, CA.....all over the states, even AK. I guess it is time to retire it.

    Thanks again for your help.

    Is this your job or do you just do this parttime? I use to help out on a Auto repair forum, give people advice, tell them what to check and such, but it was just something I liked to do.
     
  14. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,066   +256

    That's because, it's not designed for your laptop, but this message: "press any key to boot from CD...." means, that the CD is bootable and laptop's CD drive works.
    On the other hand, it looks like laptop's recovery CD went bad.
    What brand of laptop is it?
    It may have recovery partition, or you can order new recovery CD (usually for shipping costs).

    This? It's my pure hobby :)
     
  15. msta999

    msta999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    It is a Dell Inspiron 5100. Model No. PP07L

    Cool hobby! And your helping others. We are grateful.
     
  16. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,066   +256

    I like to help people, when I can :)

    To see, if your Dell has recovery partition, start it normally and press F10 key at Dell's logo.
    See, what happens.
     
  17. msta999

    msta999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I just try'd it twice and it goes right to the black screen.
     
  18. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,066   +256

    Possibly, someone removed that partition, or it wasn't there.
    Call Dell and ask for recovery CD price.
    You can cry a little and you may get a good deal.
     
  19. msta999

    msta999 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I'll give it a try on Monday.

    Thanks again.
     
  20. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,066   +256

    You're very welcome :)
     
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