View Full Version : Serious problem...

Gold leader
12-14-2000, 05:42 AM
Some sick **** has created a virus that decided to format my harddrive after I scanned and opened the .doc that contained it!!!
Now with my empty HD I can't get Winblows reinstalled, cos I can't access my cd-rom player in the dos environment.
Could someone please give me a little help on what to do about this?

12-14-2000, 05:57 AM
Hold on little buddy, someone should know what to do..

I don't, my wife does all of that stuff for me. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/frown.gif I would call home and wake her up as this is a serious problem but she has a class to go to and she has to get up at 4:45am. Ok, so I really wouldn't wake her up but it still is a serious prob.

Someone should be by soon...

12-14-2000, 06:00 AM
There has to be some way as this has happened to me before but I'm not sure what the wife did...

Do you have a bootdisk? Can't you start from a boot disk?

Gold leader
12-14-2000, 06:34 AM
I tried this yesterday evening: I started the computer, and it asked for a systemdisk. I dunno what that it, but it's not the boot disk. So I modified the BIOS to change the startup sequence from C,CDROM,A to A,C,SCSI. When I restarted, the boot disk worked and I arrived in this DOS environment. But from there I cannot get to CDrom station, which means I can't reinstall Windows.

12-14-2000, 07:02 AM
I think the bootdisk should work. Some how....

Gold leader
12-14-2000, 08:05 AM
It seems that I have to change my autoexec.bat on my boot disk to get mscdex.exe working properly to get CDROM access. I'm not sure that solves it, but I'll try it this afternoon, err morning CET http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif.
Of course I'm still open for other suggestions...

12-14-2000, 08:07 AM
Well bootdisk is the only advice I can give so I'll just step back now. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

chewie's hairbrush
12-14-2000, 08:09 AM
You have to load the dos driver for your cdrom driver I think. So that'll need to be on your boot disk.

How you do that I'm not sure.

12-14-2000, 09:17 AM
You can make a bootdisk from DOS can't you?

Keyan Farlander
12-14-2000, 09:24 AM
Well, first you need to make sure you HAVE the drivers for your CD-ROM on a disk somewhere. Then start up your system, install them, and...that's it. Unless I am not getting something, here...

Gold leader
12-14-2000, 09:27 AM
If I just knew were my cdrom driver disk was (if I have it, which I should, I guess), I think my problem would be solved, chewie.

I don't think making a bootdisk from dos will work since there are no files on my HD to make that disk.

Maybe I should turn the house upside down to find the cdrom driver disk. It must be somewhere...

Keyan Farlander
12-14-2000, 10:32 AM
I think that's your best bet. If you can't find it, you can probably download them from the manufacturer's website.

12-14-2000, 02:38 PM
If you're still not fixed, there's a simpler solution. You have your Windows CD? You change your bios to boot from CD-ROM & it runs Windows setup automaticallly from that. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/cool.gif

"With the blast shield down, I can't even see. How am I supposed to fight?"

Rogue Leader 3
or manofstele@yahoo.com


Rune Haako
12-14-2000, 02:44 PM
Whoa! It's a TIE Defender!

Sorry, I haven't seen one of those since September.

Keyan Farlander
12-14-2000, 07:44 PM
That doesn't always work, Ace.

Gold leader
12-15-2000, 10:19 AM
Mysteriously ( http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/rolleyes.gif ), the bootdisk suddenly worked. It took me only an hour to reinstall Windows. Now my dad's taken the machine to his school's system administrator, to see if he can rescue some of his documents (he's never made a backup, of course...:eek http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif. Perhaps I might be able to do some posting this weekend. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif

A post a day keeps the doctor away.
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[This message has been edited by Gold leader (edited December 15, 2000).]

12-15-2000, 10:09 PM
We can hardly wait...

12-16-2000, 05:03 PM
get somebody who has windows 98 to make you a boot disk. it should contain the option of using cdrom in DOS.

12-16-2000, 06:01 PM
Here's what you do, take your HD, and any credit cards you have, and ruun them by a HUGE magnet, your problems will be solved.

Gold leader
12-18-2000, 09:47 AM
Originally posted by JR2000Z:
We can hardly wait...

j00 = f4g0t

12-18-2000, 11:13 AM
How did I manage to miss this thread...?

Anyway, Gold Leader if you're still having problems let me now. I'll sent you an e-mail with autoexec.bat and config.sys that you need to modify on your boot disk, in order to load the cd-rom

"No matter how pretty the bait,
a hook is still a hook !"

12-18-2000, 05:39 PM
I was exaduating GL. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/rolleyes.gif
Its okay Fondas,the funs over now.

Gold leader
12-19-2000, 06:43 AM
The same goes for me JR2000Z (wow, I spelled your name right for the first time!).

And Fondas, thanks for your offer, but the problem is already solved. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif

12-20-2000, 04:23 PM
OMG! Someone spelled my name right!

Gold leader
12-20-2000, 04:30 PM
It's really not that hard. Just copy+paste.

12-20-2000, 04:31 PM
Oh yeah.I should have done the same. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

12-20-2000, 04:33 PM