boot.ini: [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect
It also says I need NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM from a Win 2k Pro installation (since that's the OS the computer has). My dad's laptop is Win XP Pro... so I am kind of screwed Anyone still on 2K Pro? Any other advice greatly appreciated.. Oh, if Mr Troy, the robotics mentor finds out... I'm screwed.
Generally speaking, the only way to completely clean your computer, is to do a full reformat, as you seem to want to do.
However, the problem with this is odviously, that you need a copy of Win2Kpro, which people do still use, and you can probably find somewhere.
If anything though, you should come clean with your robotics teacher, as it would be worse to return the infected machine, and have it hooked up to the school's network, as that could be very bad.
The problem is, if I do reformat then the manager of district tech (mr troy) will know anyway because there were some programs installed on here before he loaned it to me. I mean it was pretty much bare bones. Internet Explorer, tightVNC, and also [EMAIL="SETI@Home"]SETI@Home[/EMAIL] (wtf is that?) Plus there are settings that relate to the school like the "registered to" shit.
Well, you can download a few anti-virus programs, install them, and remove them once your done.
AVG Free Edition, and Avast! come to mind.
Your friendly nutcase
15th December 2002
I didn't think he could get in to windows. And to answer your question about the SETI@home, click here.
Plus, I'd suggest you tell your robotics teacher, he would most likely be able to fix it, one way or another if its his.
Well it's not his per se. It's a school computer and he is basically incharge of all tech on the district. It does have AV on it. NAV. But.. the definations weren't up to date (subscription expired, pay for anotther sub, etc) Also my windows was not up to do date either. I don't know what SP it had either. I didnt perform any security updates unless i was told to because I didn't want to screw things up... mostly because my dad downloaded urgent system updates from update.windows.com and he got the BSOD whenever he turned on the computer.. bu tthats besides the point
Well I would say that it's not your fault then if they weren't paying to have the AV updates kept current.
What site were you on when this happened?
I dont remember exactly. I belive it was more than one, but I do know the last website I entered before it crashed (i think it was like 5 minutes) was addictinggames.com. I can't assess the validity of that though, because I wasn't paying attention to that (I wasnt expecting the system to crash, and I usually have multiple things at once) Here is an update though I created a boot disk with ntldr and ntdetect.sys on it. It passed the beginning part but now it says that /system32/hal.dll can not me found.
Here's what site advisor has to say about addicitinggames.com: http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/addictinggames.com?ref=safesearch&aff_id=0
Anyway, that's pretty bad if a file is missing from Windows Root.