Any suggestions for this mass screwed up comp?

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    Any suggestions for this mass screwed up comp?

    My computer had so many viruses I couldn't do anything on it, even move my mouse in the right direction so I decided to reinstall WinXP (without deleting user files) and didn't backup my files onto a DVD or CD cuz i coudlnt do anything with my comp. Anyhow, now that I've reinstalled i cant get into WinXp cuz it gives me an error about Viruses/New hard Drives/etc and I've tried safe mode. Anyhow, is there any way to retrieve the data on the hard drive that can't be booted up?

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    the problem is you never formatted it, so the viri are still there.

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    I find your name offensive KneeGrow...change it or i will ban you.......










    oh wait.....i don't have that power........carry on
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    your an idiot

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    are u talking to me RoD? Oh and I think i m able to fix the problem by plugging it into my second comp as a secondary hard drive and just not boot off of it

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    you can try it but there is still a good chance that it wont work. expecially if its ntfs

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    Knoppix and burn into DVD/CD? 2 advantages:

    1. The viruses can't do jack about it.
    2. Quick and easy.
    Yoshi

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    You could try the Recovery Console and try to get it back that way.

    After that, there's a little tool that may be worth running (HijackThis) which identifies some malware that mainstream detectors/ removers don't handle. But that system needs to be up and running first, if possible.

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    The thing is I cant access windows so any burning CDs or virus scan wont be a possibility sorry

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    It would cost about 80 bucks I believe, you could try SpinRite from the Gibson Research Company. It's compatible with all hard drive formats, and from what I've heard is supposedly the best out there. You can look at it from http://www.grc.com . Since you can't get into windows the formatting might be messed up to where the program wouldn't work, but you can probably email and ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misplaced
    I find your name offensive KneeGrow...change it or i will ban you.......
    oh wait.....i don't have that power........carry on


    stupid i'll admit.....but negative reputations?!.....what makes you so damn special?
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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