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hard drive packed, will not start up

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jay911, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. jay911

    jay911 Thread Starter

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    hi i have a pentiumIII running windows 98 se. lately my brother accidently downloaded a virus that completely fills the hard drive. there is no room to do anything. it was running normally with the hard drive full but now it will only run in safe mode. there are alot of pictures on the hard drive that are important to save. is there a way to fix this.
     
  2. dr911

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    Hey jay911,
    Can you d/l a anti- virus like AVG (free) http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1 or Avast (free) http://www.avast.com/ run a scan, also get ad ware or spy-bot search & destroy. Run all those.

    I don't think a virus can infect your "whole" HD....but you never know........give those a try 1st.
     
  3. ZEUS_GB

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    Also run a scandisk just in case the free space on your drive is being reported incorrectly.
     
  4. jay911

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    i cant run thoughs programs because my pc will not start up normally only in safe mode
     
  5. ZEUS_GB

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    You should be able to run scandisk from safe mode. You could also run disk cleanup.
     
  6. jay911

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    i have run scan disc and disk cleanup but the free space is just filled up with the virus. spybot cannot find anything wrong maybe it a different type of virus
     
  7. gmcsierra99

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    couldnt he run Safe Mode w/ Networking, isnt that one of the options when you tap F8?
     
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    or is that option only for XP? i have XP on this computer and Win. 98SE on the other, i wouldnt know if 98 had that option because i had never tryed it.
     
  9. jay911

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    Hey guys, ive got antivir 9x running through it thats the only virus checker i have.. i tryed working the safe mode with network support to get hijack this downloaded but it doesnt let me connect to the internet or the network, ive ran scan disk and it has corrected a few problems but it hasnt helped. the screen starts up normally and then it kicks out and starts up again... then it gives me the option to start in safe mode.. ive read a code that goes like this , setpath=c;windows;cwindows/command;cprogram~|common~/|roxios~/\
    im not sure if this helps any? but thats all that i can get from it.. ive ran spy bot and it didnt catch anything like jay911 said.. thanks for the help guys.

    Darren
     
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    tryed tapping F8 in my Win. 98SE computer, and it dont have the safe mode w/ networking, sorry about that i thought it did, guess only XP has that option.
     
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