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Creating Recovery Discs after trojan

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Xlrator, Jul 12, 2006.

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  1. Xlrator

    Xlrator Thread Starter

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    We just got an HP Pavillion laptop with Windows XP. Never created recovery discs yet, but are experiencing trojan problems. The processor runs at 100% the whole time about 8 out of 10 reboots. Tried to remove virus but I think instructions require recovery discs.

    Right now the computer is operating normally (idling at 0-2%) and I can do things :)

    I have only one chance to make the disc set. Could I do it now after an infection? Would any virus be copied into the disc? :confused:
     
  2. steven1350

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    Try booting into safe mode. (Press F8 before windows loads). Once there, scan for viruses, and remove everything that you can. Hopefully, you can make recovery disks while in safe mode.

    I don't know whether or not the virus will be on the recovery disks, but it worth a try anyways. You have nothing to lose! (except for maybe a few CDs/DVD)
     
  3. DFW

    DFW Malware Specialist

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    On a HP when you burn a set recovery discs they are copied from the recovery partition, and are used to revert your system back to factory spec, on full reformat or keep your data, but not added programs, on basic recovery, it should not copy any nasties, but I would post in the security forum just to make sure, as the recovery partition is locked and compressed.
     
  4. Xlrator

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    Well, as I understand it, Microsoft liscensing only allows one set of disks made. I read that on the website somewhere. The software prevents making a second set if the first is infected or no good.
     
  5. DFW

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    It's a one off to make a set of recovery discs, however if you recovered your system from the recovery discs, with a full reformat it would reinstall the whole system back to factory spec, and add back the recovery partition if you have deleted it, BUT now you will be able to make a new set of recovery disc's, you could go on in circles doing this, time and time again, the recovery disc's are only for your system and are bios locked, and you could always get a set from HP. And dont forget you can always start a recovery from the boot screen or the start menu. What is the model you have...

    If it's a new system and already got nasties, I would start again from scratch, (but thats me)back up your data if any, and make sure you have the disc's for any programs you have added since you got it, get yourself some good protection

    http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html

    And read this

    http://forums.techguy.org/security/208517-general-security-information-how-tighten.html
     
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