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Pc Keeps Rebooting

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by applecrumble, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. applecrumble

    applecrumble Thread Starter

    Nov 21, 2002
    I would be grateful if someone could help.
    A popup about spyware appeared on my friends PC and he downloaded the software.Since then when he starts his PC it gets to the desktop screen then reboots and keeps doing this.I have tried the win XP recovery console disk but it says his password is invalid but he assures me that the password is correct. I have tried safemode but all I get is a series of lines saying multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32 etc, all down the screen.I have now put his hard drive as a slave on a spare PC that I have with win XP.I am trying to copy some of his important files to my hard drive but when I open any files on his it runs extremely slow.
    This spare computer that I have is not connected to the internet and has no antispyware or antivirus.
    My question is can I download programs like hijack this and spybot onto my flash drive and run it on this computer? If so can I get these programs to check the slave hard drive?
    Any ideas on what I should do would be most appreciated.

  2. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Apr 16, 2002
    I would not try to open his files on your computer. Simply save them and then put his drive back in his machine and format/reload the operating system. Get some anti-virus software installed and then copy his files back to his machine.
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