Edonkey = Officaly spyware bro, same as bearshare, get rid of it and do a full system scan asap37422 'Cardiff Canton' said:Can some please tell me what this means, and is there anything that can be done about it
I agree.class 313 said:Looks like your hard drive has snuffed it.
Does it start to load at all? If so, then the HDD isn't completely dead (yet), you may be able to copy any vital files off it before it dies. Take the HDD out, put a new one in and get XP re-installed. When that's done, put the old HDD in as a slave and hopefully you'll salvage some stuff.37422 'Cardiff Canton' said:But i cant get onto my XP installation, i typing this from the laptop
yorkie said:Does it start to load at all? If so, then the HDD isn't completely dead (yet), you may be able to copy any vital files off it before it dies. Take the HDD out, put a new one in and get XP re-installed. When that's done, put the old HDD in as a slave and hopefully you'll salvage some stuff.
From what I have seen here, your CMOS chip on the motherboard is fine. It's just that for whatever reason, XP has decided to stop working properly (not unknown for M$ products.)37422 'Cardiff Canton' said:Yes it does start to load it shows the device i have installed when i first turn it on eg: CD Rom + Hard Disk then it goes to the windows xp loading screen, stops then goes back to the start where it tells me what devices i have installed :confused:
well said broCockfosters said:Have you tried safe mode? Alternatively you might get something from using a LiveCD - but I wouldn't be too optimistic.
I'd advise just getting AdAware - it picks up most things, having 50 anti malware programs just causes more problems than it solves. And do an update. And a scan. Regularly.
Also use some COMMON SENSE! Downloading anything which promises to "help clean up the registry" or "search faster" is most likely to be malware. As is any p2p software or things targeted at the newbie user. There is also now malware out claiming to be anti virus software - only use reputable products. Do a google if in doubt of ask on here.
If you want to have a go at fitting it yourself, have a look on the web for guides ( http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=fitting+a+hard+drive&meta= ) and if you have a question let me know (you can phone me for advice if you want).37422 'Cardiff Canton' said:Thanks for all the help guys, ive just ordered a new hard drive and am going to take everyones suggestions about the scanning utilities onboard
Scared of buggering My Computer up installing it.Cockfosters said:External HDDs - might I ask what's werong with an internal one? You do get problems with them being awfully slow since many use USB (for those who think USB is fast, compare it with ||'l internal data cable).
Not quite that easy. you have to make sure the jumper settings are right (and the are fiddly little things), and also ensure that you get the IDE cable in the right way. I have seen a friend of mine who plugged the cable in upside down. It didn't do the HD much good.....dvn1357 said:IIRC installing an internal HD is not to hard. Plug it in and in the boot menu set it as a slave.