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Solved: Colossal screw-up

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by c0796, Jan 8, 2011.

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  1. c0796

    c0796 Thread Starter

    Jan 21, 2008
    I ignorantly ran the program 'Baku'. 1st time I used it. After running the 3 menu choices and 'fixing' the errors I discovered it didn't 'fix' any errors it caused a lot.

    First I couldn't run programs, then I restarted Windows. Now, my Windows password isn't even accepted. Is there a way for me to get into my HD again? I sure hope I don't have to reformat my windows.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

    Jul 9, 2008
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    Having said that, I'm sure you realize all of the above due to this experience.


    How to Access Safe Mode

    While the computer is turning on, tap F8 once every second until a black screen with white text appears. Using your arrow keys highlight the option Safe Mode and hit Enter.

    Once in Safe Mode, click start.

    Click All Programs.

    Click Accessories.

    Click System Tools.

    Click System Restore.

    Now restore you computer to a date/time before the program was run.

    Your computer should now be back to normal.


    Also, you should update to Windows XP Service Pack 3.

    Click Start, All Programs, Windows Update.

    Let it download and install the update(s), and reboot when all is finished.
  3. c0796

    c0796 Thread Starter

    Jan 21, 2008
    Tried f8 and delete, the f8 is for boot device, any idea what else it might be to get the safe mode prompt? Would choosing to 'repair' with the Win Disk be the same resolution?

    **edit. Managed to get into safe mode. in the 'all programs' it is empty. Went into control panel, selected recovery process. Running now, will update when finished.

    **Successfully restored. Thank you kindly for your prompt and excellent help, greatly appreciated. :D
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