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You've formatted your drive, so everything on it is gone. Also, it seems that if the ubuntu disc is in, it sometimes but not always finishes bootin into windows. There's no other resolution suggested. Panda Cloud Antivirus is free and will give you much less trouble.posted by flabdablet at 11:59 PM on February 1, 2010 [1 favorite] ...onto an external hard drive...

I've never heard of that being disabled by a virus.posted by hiteleven at 6:51 PM on February 1, 2010 hijack this gave me 92 results and I said fix all, though But same problem. How to use the Recovery Console in Windows XP How to access the System Recovery Options in Windows Vista How to access the system recovery options in Windows 7 Restoring DNS Just do it.posted by flabdablet at 4:26 PM on March 4, 2010 HA! http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/293520/triplexfeedcom/

Anyway, it booted from the windows cd and booted into the repair, but didn't want to repair. Live CDs won't generally care what's on the HD until its own desktop environment has started and you try to get to the HD from there. Then, next time the OS writes data back to that same sector, the drive will put it in a physically different place on the disc surface, avoiding the spot that caused I search.

Does that sell exist , and if so how do I do it and what should I watch for on the list of commands?posted by If only I had a penguin... Windows is installed enough that I can get the safe-mode etc. You don't usually see that, because your OS implements various kinds of file system to organize raw disk sectors into files (aka programs and documents) and folders. When I went to bed it was 98% formatted and had been for 3 hours.

Short answer: maybe. If my documents are on the bad sectors will they still back up? I just get the faux virus warning everytime. Check out Contact Us FAQs Transfers Premium Domains New TLDs Terms of Service © 2016 Who.is in partnership with Name.com Pricing Farmer Options Dealer Options Display Advertising Print Options Register Login

Classic Theme. In theory, there's no difference between practice and theory. This kind of error will generally be reported slowly, often cryptically, and might cause an error box to pop up unexpectedly while you're doing something else. If you can get temporary access to another computer with a working CD drive, you could try a different installation method.posted by flabdablet at 6:52 PM on March 6, 2010 «

All Hijack This does is show you a bunch of places where things can hook themselves into your system, and allow you to remove the ones you think are malware-related. the CD) rather than the HD. Newer » This thread is closed to new comments. If you can work out how to perform a backup using a standard Windows CD, let me know how you did it.

These warnings are often more alarmist than they need to be (automatic sector reallocation is a feature, not a bug) except when they're not (if a drive has used up more Will there be a way to get documents, pictures and music off the hard drive if it doesn't boot and I replace the computer?posted by If only I had a penguin... I get results. If this works, you should be back to square 1, complete with a virus infection that will need cleaning.

Ok, so I ran Norton and it found a "tracking Cookie" which it claimed to fix. When an OS looks at a disk, it just sees a vast and featureless array of nameless disk sectors; it tells them apart by their logical block addresses (LBA) which are Then it will boot from the CD. (And hopefully your keyboard will work too.) You can't restart after inserting the CD like you did with your laptop (I'm guessing) because you Give us a call at +1.720.684.5872.

at 11:45 AM on February 2, 2010 bad sectors are recognized by the drive's firmware and data isn't written to them. We haven't forgotten you.posted by nangar at 8:20 AM on March 5, 2010 Sounds like a bad CD drive. Can you connect a regular keyboard to your computer and try again? (Borrow one maybe?) See if that fixes it and lets you use the CD.posted by nangar at 10:13 AM

I'm going to start with flagdablet's solution and hope thR works.

Drives compute an error checking code (ECC) from the data in every sector they write, and store it on disk along with the sector's data. It's the other CD that doesn't recognize the keyboard. You are the textbook case of a person who ought to be downloading and test-driving Ubuntu, your username hints at a yearning for penguins... It's 400gb to back up so it will be a few hours.

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The closest thing Windows now gives you to a boot-time command line environment is the Recovery Console, and it's pretty useless. Anyway, I will give it a shot, but recall that getting it to boot off a linux CD wasn't really working when I tried it. Last night I finally managed to format the hard drive (believe me, not simple to get there) a was and possibly re-install windows*. Disk sectors are the 512-byte chunks of disk space that disk drives let your operating system read and write.

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This will generally cause warnings about imminent drive failure. For information on configuring TCP/IP to use DNS in Windows XP, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305553 If a dial-up connection is sometimes used from the computer, reconfigure the dial-up settings in the rasphone.pbk file at 5:59 AM on March 4, 2010 Oh, I can't bear it. Is it time to just give up on having a computer?posted by If only I had a penguin...

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