Win32.Yaha.k strikes again

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CellarDweller

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The one good thing about all this is it's not my computer that has the problem.....

Tomorrow I'll be checking out a friend's system that definitely got hit with Yaha, and I suspect something else as well. The thing is, her computer is already dead in the water. It won't boot at all. Not even into Safe Mode. It just beeps away and shows an error message that says the following file is either corrupted or missing: WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\C_437.NLS

Is this a cut & dry case of reformat/reinstall? Or is there something else I can do for her? She has XP Home Edition, but does not have the install CD. Can I use mine to reinstall on her machine? (wondering about the XP activation on a different box)

Thanks for any help. :)
 
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No you wouldn't be able to use yours to install, but it might be good for individual file recovery. Two things to try, first> "last known good configuration"

The second would be to create a set of startup disks, which I believe will install the "recovery console". From that you may be able to run settup by going to c:\I386\winnt.exe

What you want are the Windows XP setup boot disks, it's a sublink in this article. You have to create 6 of them!

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305595

If you can get to a command prompt, try running

sfc /scannow

It may replace the missing file without further ado. Take your CD with you for this, just in case it prompts for one.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q307654&
 
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