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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:12 pm 
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Scott, I'm cleaning someones spyware infected pc. I know there is a windows boot disc I can use that has various tools on it I can use to clean. The problem is I forgot what its called and where I can download it. You mentioned it several times on here, but I can't search for it because I forgot the name of it!.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows boot disc
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:30 pm 
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You are probably referring to the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows. Scott.


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:40 pm 
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Yes, thank you!. My brain needed a reboot!.


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:52 pm 
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I'm thinking of using just doing a clean install. First using Windows Easy Transfer Wizard though. That should back up most everything right?.

I also have a ClickFree Transformer SE that I never opened. Guess I could use that too....


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:53 pm 
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Don't forget to scan for root-kits, I did a "clean" install recently except that the root-kit meant it was actually a "dirty" install.

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/so ... =208280684


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:56 pm 
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I did a "clean" install recently except that the root-kit meant it was actually a "dirty" install.

That's because you did it wrong. <g> Scott.


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:00 pm 
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They told me all they needed saved was the pictures. I just called to confirm, so at least I'm covering myself. Think I'll just use a usb flash drive and copy the contents of the My Pictures folder.


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In my own mind I'm perfect, the other 6-7 Billion people on this planet must be faulty!


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:07 pm 
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Guess I'll try the click free thing some other time. Just copying the contents of the My Pictures folder is simple enough.


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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:00 am 
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I have a SanDisk Cruzer 8GG. In the front usb ports I get a device driver installation failure. In the back usb ports it works fine. I have tried several other USB flash drives in the front and they all work fine. This flash drive however also works fine on any usb port in any of my other pcs. The PC in question has a fresh install of Vista Home Premium 32 bit. The flash drive is formated using NTFS. I converted it a while back for a certain use that I needed NTFS specific for.

I think this problem has something to do with configuration rather than hardware. The difference in the other flash drives is they are formatted in Fat32.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows boot disc
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:54 am 
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My first suspicion is that the front port/panel assembly is defective or failing, but it could also be the motherboard. Try connecting it to a different set of ports on the motherboard. Also check the BIOS Setup configuration of the USB ports. Finally, what happens when you try another NTFS formatted flash drive in the front port? Scott.


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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:20 pm 
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Just formatted the flash drive as FAT32, now it works fine. Tried a different NTFS drive and it worked no problem.


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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:38 pm 
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What happens when you reformat it as NTFS? If it works after the reformat, then in that case my guess is that the previous NTFS file system had been corrupted. A CHKDSK /F might have fixed it in that case. Scott.


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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:24 pm 
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I reformated it as NTFS and it works fine. One question I still have though, is why did it not work in the front USB ports when it was corrupt, but it did work in the back ones?

My guess is Cosmic Rays.


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 Post Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:34 pm 
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Could be that the front port connection is flakey. Scott.


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