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computer is fucked up. pelase help.

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Mr. Mang, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    i thought i had a macro virus, so i followed someone's advice and tried to get a trial version of norton antivirus. i installed it, but it said it had errors and it froze.

    i restart my computer, and norton freezes every time. i've done control+alt+delete, but even after closing the program the computer is unbearably slow or freezes. i'm thinking (hoping) that norton is the problem (as seems to be with all kinds of virus scans i've dealt with in the past), so i need to delete everything norton has on my computer.

    * i have windows XP *

    here are my questions:

    how do i start my computer in DOS mode (what keys do i need to press to get the DOS prompt?)

    how would i go about reformatting my hard drive if needed (through DOS)? [dont forget i have XP]

    and help would be appreciated.
  2. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    are you talking bout reinstalling your system specs?

    cause if you are you should be able to put the system restore disk in your comp, restart it and it should start in dos..but thats complete system restore...as for getting to dos normally i would not know...:eek:
  3. colour

    colour Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2002 Messages: 906 Likes Received: 0
    im not familar with xp i still use 2kpro but...

    yeah id just fucking reformat already.

    2k/xp is based on the nt kernel so you cant really boot into dos as you can in 9x.

    but you can make boot disks which will lead you into the 2k/xp reformatting sequence.

    or if you have 98 bootdisk you can fdisk from there. id just make a xp boot disk though.

    oh yeah if you got a retail xp cd or a bootable one then just pop that fucker back in and itll overwrite and format the HD.
  4. deadlydnut

    deadlydnut Guest

    its the cia they think your a "terrorist"....
  5. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1


    the problem is my computer freezes when i start windows, and i dont have a boot disk i don't think. never made one.

    thanks for all the help. i just need to know the command to start in DOS mode.
  6. Dude, i feel guilty mang..sending you there. It aint my fault i know but still, i owe you an apology just for contributing to this, so sorry. Apart from that i cant really help you, starting in dos by keyboard aint something i know...from what i understand this prolly aint got to do with a virus, its an internal thing...i suggest getting help from people that know that shit, and DONT format the disc, it aint gonna help
  7. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    hey mang...when I send you the sardaukar demo if you want I can send a copy of norton system works...and I can ASSURE you it works becuase its keeping my computer in check as we speak.
  8. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    the problem is my computer is so slow as it is. the virus scan started to work a little bit, but then it froze again.

    i could definitely use a virus scan with that band demo. i'll be down in less than a month. maybe we can meet up some time and i can give you some skate vids in return. sound good?

    ask tb. i'm no carla thaler, dawg.
  9. rip

    rip Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 10, 2001 Messages: 2,667 Likes Received: 0
    ok i think u presss f8 while the computer is booting up. then it gives u choices to coose. picc start in DOS. then when your in DOS type in format. i think thatll work with xp.
  10. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    i pressed f8

    got in safe mode

    got into my computer successfully

    tried to uninstall norton, but it wouldnt let me cause i was in safe mode

    went in the norton folder and deleted everything i could (i know - bad idea)

    eptied the recycle bin

    restarted the computer

    realized i was fucked

    every time i start my computer, it gets in a cycle like this:

    turns on
    gives me my intel image
    goes into f8 mode
    i select something, and it restarts again

    fuck. i'm broke and can't get the computer fixed for a long long time. i can't reformat cause there is no dos mode for me to work.