Problems after adware



BOP
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
I need help i just ran adware, 'cos my comp had serious issues and now i
cannot access my start menu, the hourglass stays on the whole time. I have
increases start-up time, so i cant get in2 anything. Is there some way I can
just wipe everything and start again? as i have nothing real important on
there. Any help would be cool

Cheers

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
BOP wrote:
> I need help i just ran adware, 'cos my comp had serious issues and
> now i cannot access my start menu, the hourglass stays on the whole
> time. I have increases start-up time, so i cant get in2 anything. Is
> there some way I can just wipe everything and start again? as i have
> nothing real important on there. Any help would be cool
>
> Cheers

Sure BOP, if you want to get out of this mess quickly, that might be the way
to go, rather than doing an extensive hand repair. There are 2
possibilities:

1. You have a "full" version of XP on a CD.
2. You have an "OEM" version of XP, either on a hidden Hard Drive partition,
or on one or more Recovery Disks. This is usually thae case with Brand Name
computers.

Let us know:
-What brand of computer you have.
-How old is it?
-What kind of XP disk(s) you have, if any.
-Does your increased startup time allow you to use the computer eventually?

BOP
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
Um im not that clued up to be honest, ive got the XP disks that come in a
foldout cover/case thing, its XP home edition. I think its custom built, but
a
pentium, couple of years old maybe 3, and it does start but it takes ages, at
start up it says sec slave drive or something, its been happening since my
brother took out my CD Drive.

Thats about all i know

"T. Waters" wrote:

> BOP wrote:
> > I need help i just ran adware, 'cos my comp had serious issues and
> > now i cannot access my start menu, the hourglass stays on the whole
> > time. I have increases start-up time, so i cant get in2 anything. Is
> > there some way I can just wipe everything and start again? as i have
> > nothing real important on there. Any help would be cool
> >
> > Cheers
>
> Sure BOP, if you want to get out of this mess quickly, that might be the way
> to go, rather than doing an extensive hand repair. There are 2
> possibilities:
>
> 1. You have a "full" version of XP on a CD.
> 2. You have an "OEM" version of XP, either on a hidden Hard Drive partition,
> or on one or more Recovery Disks. This is usually thae case with Brand Name
> computers.
>
> Let us know:
> -What brand of computer you have.
> -How old is it?
> -What kind of XP disk(s) you have, if any.
> -Does your increased startup time allow you to use the computer eventually?
>
>
>

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
So you are saying that there is more than one XP disk?
How many disks are there?
Tell us what is printed on each disk. Thanks

BOP wrote:
> Um im not that clued up to be honest, ive got the XP disks that come
> in a foldout cover/case thing, its XP home edition. I think its
> custom built, but a
> pentium, couple of years old maybe 3, and it does start but it takes
> ages, at start up it says sec slave drive or something, its been
> happening since my brother took out my CD Drive.
>
> Thats about all i know
>
> "T. Waters" wrote:
>
>> BOP wrote:
>>> I need help i just ran adware, 'cos my comp had serious issues and
>>> now i cannot access my start menu, the hourglass stays on the whole
>>> time. I have increases start-up time, so i cant get in2 anything. Is
>>> there some way I can just wipe everything and start again? as i have
>>> nothing real important on there. Any help would be cool
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>
>> Sure BOP, if you want to get out of this mess quickly, that might be
>> the way to go, rather than doing an extensive hand repair. There are
>> 2 possibilities:
>>
>> 1. You have a "full" version of XP on a CD.
>> 2. You have an "OEM" version of XP, either on a hidden Hard Drive
>> partition, or on one or more Recovery Disks. This is usually thae
>> case with Brand Name computers.
>>
>> Let us know:
>> -What brand of computer you have.
>> -How old is it?
>> -What kind of XP disk(s) you have, if any.
>> -Does your increased startup time allow you to use the computer
>> eventually?

BOP
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Sorry its just 1 disk, i think it says setup disk or something, im at work so
dont have it with me


"T. Waters" wrote:

> So you are saying that there is more than one XP disk?
> How many disks are there?
> Tell us what is printed on each disk. Thanks
>
> BOP wrote:
> > Um im not that clued up to be honest, ive got the XP disks that come
> > in a foldout cover/case thing, its XP home edition. I think its
> > custom built, but a
> > pentium, couple of years old maybe 3, and it does start but it takes
> > ages, at start up it says sec slave drive or something, its been
> > happening since my brother took out my CD Drive.
> >
> > Thats about all i know
> >
> > "T. Waters" wrote:
> >
> >> BOP wrote:
> >>> I need help i just ran adware, 'cos my comp had serious issues and
> >>> now i cannot access my start menu, the hourglass stays on the whole
> >>> time. I have increases start-up time, so i cant get in2 anything. Is
> >>> there some way I can just wipe everything and start again? as i have
> >>> nothing real important on there. Any help would be cool
> >>>
> >>> Cheers
> >>
> >> Sure BOP, if you want to get out of this mess quickly, that might be
> >> the way to go, rather than doing an extensive hand repair. There are
> >> 2 possibilities:
> >>
> >> 1. You have a "full" version of XP on a CD.
> >> 2. You have an "OEM" version of XP, either on a hidden Hard Drive
> >> partition, or on one or more Recovery Disks. This is usually thae
> >> case with Brand Name computers.
> >>
> >> Let us know:
> >> -What brand of computer you have.
> >> -How old is it?
> >> -What kind of XP disk(s) you have, if any.
> >> -Does your increased startup time allow you to use the computer
> >> eventually?
>
>
>
>

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Normally, a custom computer comes with a full verson of XP on the CD. You
certainly will know when you turn on your computer and put in the CD. If
your screen says:
"Welcome to Microsoft Winndows XP"
"What do you want to do?"
Then you can follow the instructions to reinstall Windows.
Here is more information on doing a clean-install of XP, so it goes
smoothly:
"Clean Install Windows XP"
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html


BOP wrote:
> Sorry its just 1 disk, i think it says setup disk or something, im at
> work so dont have it with me
>
>
> "T. Waters" wrote:
>
>> So you are saying that there is more than one XP disk?
>> How many disks are there?
>> Tell us what is printed on each disk. Thanks
>>
>> BOP wrote:
>>> Um im not that clued up to be honest, ive got the XP disks that come
>>> in a foldout cover/case thing, its XP home edition. I think its
>>> custom built, but a
>>> pentium, couple of years old maybe 3, and it does start but it takes
>>> ages, at start up it says sec slave drive or something, its been
>>> happening since my brother took out my CD Drive.
>>>
>>> Thats about all i know
>>>
>>> "T. Waters" wrote:
>>>
>>>> BOP wrote:
>>>>> I need help i just ran adware, 'cos my comp had serious issues and
>>>>> now i cannot access my start menu, the hourglass stays on the
>>>>> whole time. I have increases start-up time, so i cant get in2
>>>>> anything. Is there some way I can just wipe everything and start
>>>>> again? as i have nothing real important on there. Any help would
>>>>> be cool
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers
>>>>
>>>> Sure BOP, if you want to get out of this mess quickly, that might
>>>> be the way to go, rather than doing an extensive hand repair.
>>>> There are 2 possibilities:
>>>>
>>>> 1. You have a "full" version of XP on a CD.
>>>> 2. You have an "OEM" version of XP, either on a hidden Hard Drive
>>>> partition, or on one or more Recovery Disks. This is usually thae
>>>> case with Brand Name computers.
>>>>
>>>> Let us know:
>>>> -What brand of computer you have.
>>>> -How old is it?
>>>> -What kind of XP disk(s) you have, if any.
>>>> -Does your increased startup time allow you to use the computer
>>>> eventually?

BOP
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Thanx alot man, i mite just end up buying a new 1 but i look into it,

Thanx again

BOP

"T. Waters" wrote:

> Normally, a custom computer comes with a full verson of XP on the CD. You
> certainly will know when you turn on your computer and put in the CD. If
> your screen says:
> "Welcome to Microsoft Winndows XP"
> "What do you want to do?"
> Then you can follow the instructions to reinstall Windows.
> Here is more information on doing a clean-install of XP, so it goes
> smoothly:
> "Clean Install Windows XP"
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
>
>
> BOP wrote:
> > Sorry its just 1 disk, i think it says setup disk or something, im at
> > work so dont have it with me
> >
> >
> > "T. Waters" wrote:
> >
> >> So you are saying that there is more than one XP disk?
> >> How many disks are there?
> >> Tell us what is printed on each disk. Thanks
> >>
> >> BOP wrote:
> >>> Um im not that clued up to be honest, ive got the XP disks that come
> >>> in a foldout cover/case thing, its XP home edition. I think its
> >>> custom built, but a
> >>> pentium, couple of years old maybe 3, and it does start but it takes
> >>> ages, at start up it says sec slave drive or something, its been
> >>> happening since my brother took out my CD Drive.
> >>>
> >>> Thats about all i know
> >>>
> >>> "T. Waters" wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> BOP wrote:
> >>>>> I need help i just ran adware, 'cos my comp had serious issues and
> >>>>> now i cannot access my start menu, the hourglass stays on the
> >>>>> whole time. I have increases start-up time, so i cant get in2
> >>>>> anything. Is there some way I can just wipe everything and start
> >>>>> again? as i have nothing real important on there. Any help would
> >>>>> be cool
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Cheers
> >>>>
> >>>> Sure BOP, if you want to get out of this mess quickly, that might
> >>>> be the way to go, rather than doing an extensive hand repair.
> >>>> There are 2 possibilities:
> >>>>
> >>>> 1. You have a "full" version of XP on a CD.
> >>>> 2. You have an "OEM" version of XP, either on a hidden Hard Drive
> >>>> partition, or on one or more Recovery Disks. This is usually thae
> >>>> case with Brand Name computers.
> >>>>
> >>>> Let us know:
> >>>> -What brand of computer you have.
> >>>> -How old is it?
> >>>> -What kind of XP disk(s) you have, if any.
> >>>> -Does your increased startup time allow you to use the computer
> >>>> eventually?
>
>
>
>


Problems after adware