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Hard-core Virus

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by G-ram123, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. G-ram123

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    Well, I downloaded a program called magicdisc to mount image files, but it turns out this was a terrible mistake. When I installed it on my computer (not this one my gaming computer) and rebooted my computer like instructed everything stopped working. The first couple of times windows would load slowly, but I couldnt open any programs, and the quick launch bar/ start menu were gone and unaccesible. So I tried to reboot in safe mode and I could access command prompt, but at the time i was afraid to lose all my games so I hesitated instead of formatting C drive. So I shutdown teh computer and came to look on the interne tfor some alternatives. Now however, I cant access ANYTHING. When I try to boot the computer in any mode, I geet a blue screen telling me that if I proceed my comp will be damaged, and emergency shut down will now happen. So I went into setup and tried to make it lback to when it left the factory, but that failed as well. So now im completely lost, and Im afraid the only option is to pay lots of money and send it into the store(n)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. thebigbadidea

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    There is a Linux based program called "Darik's Boot and Nuke" that completely wipes out a hard drive. There are 2 versions, one is a bootable ISO image which can be burned to a CD using Nero or almost any other image burning software, and the other makes a bootable floppy. Use it if you have given up hope for ever recovering any data on your drive(s).

    Just a warning though, if you use it everything will be unrecoverable.
     
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