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Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by adekunle, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. adekunle

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    i downloaded and anti-virus that was infected so instead of deleting the virus i deleted system files.... now i cant use recovery but i have all the safe modes is there any way i can fix it? i cant even use internet explorer, thank god i had firefox. i have windows xp service pack 1
     
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    how about system restore?
     
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    doesnt work
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    reload xp on top of self to correct the files or do a fresh install of xp
     
  5. adekunle

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    how do i do that?
     
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    which 1 as in reload or fresh install?
     
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    i dont know which would u recomend?
     
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    i would do a fresh install after saving any data you want saved. what is the make & model# of your computer or motherboard?
     
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    how do i find that owt?
     
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    if a name brand computer like dell then will be on front of case, also check user manual. if a clone computer then look at motherboard manual.
     
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    All branded (hp,dell etc) models come with a recovery partition instead of a windows disk if it's an hp hold f10 down on restart

    some models on the boot screen will have the recovery option you'll see at bottom of screen which keyboard key to push,failing that read the manual for recovery options or just go thru the programs list looking for wording like recovery options etc or non branded what DDP said
     
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    i have a dell optiplex g1 with a intel celeron processor running windows xp service pack 1
     
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    so wat do i download?
     
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    if your hd is not 1 of the quantums listed then nothing as xp should pick up all devices.
     
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    just load xp as it should find all the devices & will load their drivers.
     
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    so wat do i download?
     
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    right now nothing til you see if xp detects & loads all devices' drivers.
     
  20. adekunle

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    oh so just start up my computer?
     

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