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Resetting Windows XP

diddle

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#1
So here's the deal, I have a laptop (inspiron 2200) that has gotten a virus(es) on it and has changed the password on the Administrator account.

Here is what I have tried.
CAD @ user selection
Screen Saver hack
Ubuntu (freezes before anything works...Think this is mainly a hardware malfunction)


There are multiple programs out there, but they all say if the files are EFS encrypted that it will make the files unreadable. I would just access the needed files from the guest account (which i am on now) but it reads the Document folder as locked.
I do not have a windows XP disk either.
So I'm wondering how I can recover those files so i can reinstall XP.
 
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Have you tried to boot into safe mode? Maybe kill the virus or restore point?
 
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#3
Well you could run a windows mini boot disc and edit the registry by hand.

If it's locking up, check the drive and ram, make sure the heatsinks are clear and fan's are kicking on.
 

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#4
I do not believe this story .... sorry .

Hacking others people laptops ... its not good .
 
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#5
I do not have a windows XP disk either.
So I'm wondering how I can recover those files so i can reinstall XP.
This doesn't make much sense...

But pulling files is easy to anyone who really has any kinda idea about windows and security of folders and permissions.
 

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#6
I do not believe this story .... sorry .

Hacking others people laptops ... its not good .
Haha. Okay.
Well if anyone can help let me know.
How would I go about making a mini xp disk?
If i was really trying to access these files I would just get a XP disk. But I don't have the resources right now to get one lol.
 
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If you have a computer with xp pro or vista, you can simply plug the hard drive into another computer and change the permissions on the folders you need to get into.
 

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#8
Yeah, I realized just now how bad that sounded.
It's not that I can't have a windows XP disk, it's just i'm too lazy to find it. I ended up installing a livecd program and used that to reset the password.
 
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#9
Try puupy linux, it should work.
You should also disable HPET support in ACPI setting(power settings) of your mother board.