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Solved: TIZAQ is compressed - Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ChiggyD, Nov 28, 2010.

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  1. ChiggyD

    ChiggyD Thread Starter

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    I turned on my computer this morning and I got that message. I don't know what to do about this.
     
  2. etaf

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    at what point did you get the message ?
     
  3. ChiggyD

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    just when its about to load into windows 7..I have dual boot set up as well I cant even access that.
     
  4. etaf

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    well i have search for tizaq and not found a lot - it maybe a virus of some description - can you start in safe mode - keep tapping f8 as the pc starts - should see a menu - choose safemode
     
  5. ChiggyD

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    Nope that didn't work..in some cases people have reinstalled windows or put in a recovery CD.
     
  6. etaf

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    Well if not a hardware issue that will fix it - but you will lose all your data

    you could try and see if you can boot up something like ubuntu


    UBUNTU
    It may be possible to boot from another Operating System
    This will at least test the Hardware and also see if you can see the Harddrive and possibly get data off.

    If you have another PC with a cdwriter and spare CD
    goto http://www.ubuntu.com/ and download the ISO http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

    YOu can also run from a USB device now - if the Machine supports booting off a USB Stick
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

    full details are here http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...backup-files-from-your-dead-windows-computer/

    click on the image "download ubuntu"
    Select a location
    then begin download
    Save the file onto your PC – remember where you saved it – so you can find it again to create the image bootable CD.

    You do NOT copy the ISO file onto a CD - you have to use the ISO to create a bootable CD
    The CD creator software you have on the PC may have an option to create an image from an ISO
    If not - use this free program http://www.imgburn.com/

    When the UBUNTU CD boots - you will see the following options
    1) Try ubunto without any change to your computer
    2) Install ubuntu
    3) Check CD for defects
    4) Test memory
    5) Boot from first hard disk.

    Use OPTION 1 "Try ubunto without any change to your computer" ONLY this option this will run from the CD and not install onto your harddrive - be careful, if you do install onto the PC - you will wipe the data and software OFF your hard drive.., so repeat only use option 1

    Now you should see a UBUNTU desktop
    This at least proves the main parts of the PC are working

    You may see your Harddrive on the desktop - if not have in look in the places on the tool bar at the top of the screen.

    If you can see your harddrive – see if you can find the your datafiles –
    XP look in “documents and settings” under the user name you had on the PC
    Vista/Windows 7 look in “user” under the user name you had on the PC

    Now if you have a USB flash drive or external harddrive – you should be able to copy your data from the harddrive onto the USB device
     
  7. ChiggyD

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    funny that im already in Ubuntu and my files are all intact and everything is fine.
     
  8. etaf

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    I would copy all you data off
    i have no idea what the issue is , unless its a virus / malware -
     
  9. ChiggyD

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    hmm yeah I guess your right..
     
  10. etaf

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    we could close this post an you could open a new post at virus/malware forum
    with the fact its dual boot - the error you get and that UBUNTU runs
     
  11. ChiggyD

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    Nah I think it should be left as it is..other people might have an idea to this problem.
     
  12. etaf

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    well if you do post in virus forum, reference this post otherwise it will be seen as a duplicate and closed
     
  13. ChiggyD

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    its fixed now. Thanks for your help.
     
  14. etaf

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    how did you fix it- that may help others searching and also if i see on the forums again
     
  15. ChiggyD

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    Well I found out where the TIZAQ file was and I cut and pasted it to a different drive..restarted the computer and it said my windows is not genuine..so I fixed that and its all fine.
     
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