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Ext User(BarkbyThorpe)
03-06-2007, 08:43 PM
After a trojan attack, I removed the infection and attempted to repair my XP
system via the CD....
The install was aborted half way through and a blue screen ERROR message
appeared....
The problem I have is that I cannot now get to a MENU STARTING POINT on Hard
drive, CD ,(INSTALL RESTARTS WHERE IT LEFT OFF AGAIN FOLLOWED SHORTLY BY A
BLUE SCREEN MESSAGE), XP bootup floppys (BLUE SCREEN ERROR MESSAGE AT THE END
OF INSTALLATION) or Safe Mode (CANT ACCESS DUE TO ABORTED INSTALL) to give me
OPTIONS...

Dont mind formatting and rebuilding but would love to save FILES and
SETTINGS FIRST if I can get to them

HELP

Regards

Mick

Ext User(Patrick Keenan)
04-06-2007, 08:24 AM
"BarkbyThorpe" <BarkbyThorpe@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:84C4B337-9AF6-4206-87A4-035E69DBCD60@microsoft.com...
> After a trojan attack, I removed the infection and attempted to repair my
> XP
> system via the CD....
> The install was aborted half way through and a blue screen ERROR message
> appeared....
> The problem I have is that I cannot now get to a MENU STARTING POINT on
> Hard
> drive, CD ,(INSTALL RESTARTS WHERE IT LEFT OFF AGAIN FOLLOWED SHORTLY BY A
> BLUE SCREEN MESSAGE), XP bootup floppys (BLUE SCREEN ERROR MESSAGE AT THE
> END
> OF INSTALLATION) or Safe Mode (CANT ACCESS DUE TO ABORTED INSTALL) to give
> me
> OPTIONS...
>
> Dont mind formatting and rebuilding but would love to save FILES and
> SETTINGS FIRST if I can get to them
>
> HELP
>
> Regards
>
> Mick

Saving the files is easy, saving the settings not so much so. Remove the
drive, attach it to another system. Copy the files over. You may need to
take ownership of the folders first. Be sure you get all your data
folders, including those marked as hidden. USB2 drive cases are very
helpful for this.

If you want to be able to get working, but want to try to recover the
settings, and have plenty of drive space on this other system, use an
imaging program to take a copy of the drive. There's a trial version of
Acronis TrueImage that works well, and is free for 14 days or so. You can
then proceed with the original install and use the image to recover other
files.

If you're planning on installing clean, while you have the drive attached to
the other system and have the data safely copied off, delete its partition
or format it. This will end any of the restart problems you were having.
There will be nothing to boot from but the CD.

HTH
-pk

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