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HELP ME! accidental hijackthis delete on reboot, on system32 folder

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by techwizard, Jul 18, 2006.

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  1. techwizard

    techwizard Thread Starter

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    I have a virus and tried manually deleting it. Got the message file in use, tried hijackthis's delete on reboot, accidentally selected system32 folder. I'm not restarting my computer for fear that it's going to start some irreversible damage to my system32 folder. Is there any way to abort the delete? or am I doomed. I have windows 2003 server.
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Run regedit and navigate to this key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

    In the right pane double click PendingFileRenameOperations

    Then delete the data value which holds the path to the file or folder to be deleted.
     
  3. techwizard

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    Thanks Tons! I didn't realize that I didn't delete the whole folder you cannot select a entire folder. I tried creating some file with a weird name and deleting it with the remove at startup option then scanning the registry. got too many of them. Now I found the string you sent me to, didn't find the folder so I thought that maybe I mistook my actions, and to my relief YES! Thanks again. if not for your expertise I would be sitting up the whole night for no good reason! THANK YOU!
     
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