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Vista recovery disk won't start

By ramonsterns
Aug 24, 2010
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  1. So I've been infected with a virus (trojan-clicker.win32.wistler.a) and it decided to stick itself in my Master Boot Record. So after doing some research, I found out I could easily get rid of it by using a Recovery Disk for Vista, so I downloaded it from "neosmart.net", mounted it on a virtual drive, and it didn't start up, it just opens up the inside and shows me a couple of folders. So I decided to try and burn it onto a CD-R, but the same thing happens.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks

    EDIT: I have Windows Vista (32mb) SP2
     
  2. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 432

    Boot

    You have to actually boot from the CD/DVD. You should probably go to the Virus and Malware Removal part of the forum and get that virus removed first, though.
     
  3. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 752   +12

    I'm sorry, is there some other step to booting besides putting the CD in my drive?
     
  4. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 432

    Yes

    Yes, you have to restart your computer with the DVD or CD in the drive. If it simply boots into Windows (not the disk), then you have to change your BIOS settings. Most computers will show you a key to press to get into the BIOS. Alternatively, some computers show you a key to press to get into the boot menu. Do the last one if you get the option.
     
  5. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 752   +12

    Thanks, I think I did a mbr fix, but it didn't seem to work. I'll go ahead and post on the virus forum instead.
     


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