Re: WINDOWS WON'T START...
- From: pikespeak <pikespeaklosangeles@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 18:46:01 -0700
Yes, I understand and thank you.
I was able to get windows turned on. All my stuff is still here.
Everything--knock on wood.
My AVG still won't start, though. It says it is not a valid Win32
Firefox works just fine--so no problems there.
On Mar 23, 9:48 pm, pikespeak <pikespeaklosange...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:.
It was a crack for a program. It was an .exe file. Yes, I'm an evil person
for trying to crack a program.
After that it went haywire as stated above.
"Leonard Grey" wrote:
If you're going to see your IT supervisor soon you may as well save your
question for her or him. The only thing you've told us is that you
downloaded a .rar archive. That's not nearly enough for someone to even
guess what happened to your computer.
Errare humanum est
I thought I would bring this to someone's attention before I did something
I'm going to talk with my I.T. supervisor at my school later Monday afternoon.
It started Saturday night... I downloaded a file and scanned it first after
it downloaded it with my anti-virus software. It was in a .rar folder, so
when I saw that there were no errors, I opened the .rar folder and clicked on
the file itself and scanned it again. Nothing. No errors, viruses, or
malware. So I thought, at least.
I opened it and everything seemed fine. Then my FireFox started to receive
errors as did my internet explorer and my anti-virus program. I can't open
FireFox anymore, nor can I open my anti virus software so I can properly scan
Also, my system (CPU) runs at %100 all the time, according to my task
manager. So when I click on something, it takes forever for it to open up.
Maybe this was stupid of me, but I decided it would be best to start the
computer in safe mode in an attempt to use the anti-virus software.
Now, only the prompt comes up saying that an error has occurred. It gave me
options to start windows normally or to start in safe mode--but no dice. I
won't let me do either now. Or anything else--after 30 seconds, it restarts,
and it does it over again. :/
What in blazes happen? Is there anything I can do?
Now, I can do an non-destructive system recovery, but I'm afraid another
"error" will occur and then I'm really screwed. All my pictures, word files
and videos will go up and smoke--it's happened before. I didn't have a
chance to back-up everything properly either. Which was idiotic and I deeply
Should I proceed with the non-destructive system recovery? If it's
successful, I will still have all my files.
Stuck & Worried,
Pikey- Hide quoted text -
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As previously stated, you downloaded a program "crack" which
1) Is not from the program's manufacturer / publisher.
2) Downloaded from "questionable" web site
3) Can be from someone of "questionable" morals.
Several of these type of "no-cd" / un-restricting "patches" have
hidden applications that can ad viruses and malware. Never rely on
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