Reformat?

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

mikeinstloui

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 6, 2006
Messages
47
Hello
I have winXP on my system and I have a virus (flec006 I believe). I tried to run my antivirus in safe mode, but I can't get into safe mode. It just keeps rebooting

I read in a help site to change my mscofig boot.ini to boot into safe mode....well, to make a long story short, I can't even boot into windows anymore. It just keeps rebooting.

My question is...can I change this setting in anyway, or somehow get my computer to just go into safe mode?

Otherwise, I need to reformat.

Thanks

Mike in St. Louis
 

managed

Allan
Moderator
Joined
May 24, 2003
Messages
15,055
Have you tried pressing and releasing F8 continually as soon as you power up the PC to get the Safe Mode menu ?
 

mikeinstloui

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 6, 2006
Messages
47
Wow, Thanks for the rapid responses.

I have pressed F8 about a million times.

I do have important data to recover,but I may make it a slave drive and try to put it on another drive.

i do have my XP disk. What good would running checkdisk do if it is proabably some software problem. Thanks againg.
 
Joined
May 15, 2006
Messages
11,849
What good is it to run chkdsk? Not much if you do not run it, this tells you a lot if you could run it and post the results it would tell us a lot?
 

mikeinstloui

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 6, 2006
Messages
47
OK...I ran REPAIR from the XP disk on advise of my IT guy...and it keeps wanting to boot into safe mode since I put in my boot.INI to boot into safe mode. And I get the error that setup can't boot into safe mode so I have to keep restarting.

Even worse, I borrowed a formated hard drive from work and tried to get my pictures onto the new hard drive so I can reformat the old one. Problem is that I can't get the pix off cuz it says I don't have access....ANY SUGGESTIONS
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top