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How to remove a non-functional 2003?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by tkpenalty, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. tkpenalty

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    Hey guys as the title says, it all started when my friend gave me windows 2003 to try out. Basically I figured it was a trojan when it refused to boot. I had to spam up and down keys for the boot manager to work. Apparently this gay tool OSL2000 hid two of my partitions...
     
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    bump...
     
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    format ? or did you do an upgrade ?
     
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  4. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Not bump your post within 15 minutes mate, wait a day. We are not some helpdesk where you can demand instant service. Show some patience.

    As for removing it, what trojan is it? Use a viruskiller from a CD or something.
     
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    Nah I just need to remove windows XP 2003.... the bootloader, I want an autostart from XP. Another Huge problem is I lost my windows XP Pro SP2 setup disc T_T....
     
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    Boot.ini is your friend.

    Sorry about editing your post, pressed edit instead of quote :p
     
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    .............

    Sorry if I was impatient.. but right now OSL2000 decided to disable two of my partitions for no reason...and my assignment was on it.

    Okay apart from that, wtf? Boot.ini?
     
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    http://www.vistabootpro.org/

    Download and remove. Simple :)

    Yeah i know its for Vista, but you still should be able to get rid of another OS :) (When i had XP and Vista, i booted up in XP and got rid of Vista)
     
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    ...weird.,.. it doesnt even detect my partitions. I need a tool that can re enable "hidden partitions" first.

    EDIT: Not something in DOS, like acronis but free.
     
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    Check the root, there should be a hidden systemfile named boot.ini. It contains a line for every option in the boot menu. Obviously you should just leave the line for XP. Or at least set it as default.
     
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    Nah... man the boot ini is on one of the hidden partitions...I've tried another tool with no sucess, FUCKING DEMO VERSIONS
     
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    Update: the tools dont work... and i cbf doing a full new install. Because I got a god damn assignment due.\


    EDIT: HEEELPP GOD DAMN IT IM GOING TO GET BUSTED
     
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    bump, i need help guys.
     
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    Guys... u there?
     
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    Really man, stop the bumping. If people have advice they will tell you. Bumping just makes you very annoying.
     
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    come on TK, with 1500 posts you should know the rules...

    THrow the drives in another PC, backup the data then format them anew - if you have a legit XP code, you can always copy someone elses CD and use it.
    (hey, its legal to have a BACKUP)
     
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