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How to Get Rid of a Virus (Even When Your Computer Won’t Boot) Question

 
Burt Gummer

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11/22/2012 01:52 PM

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Re: How to Get Rid of a Virus (Even When Your Computer Won’t Boot) Question
Unscrew the hard drive and take it to a specialist as they might be able to recover the data onto another drive but you need a techspert to achieve this. Disconnecting the physical drive also allows you to see the make and model in case you need to replace it
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Yeah....and pay $2000 for them to do that.

rolleyes
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11/22/2012 02:01 PM
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Re: How to Get Rid of a Virus (Even When Your Computer Won’t Boot) Question
Unscrew the hard drive and take it to a specialist as they might be able to recover the data onto another drive but you need a techspert to achieve this. Disconnecting the physical drive also allows you to see the make and model in case you need to replace it
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28219364


Yeah....and pay $2000 for them to do that.

rolleyes
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Ask a local domputer repair person and make a deal, offer 50 dolla and see the response... Get a quote before hand...

Dont you have any techie friends? There is always a geek lurking nearby, use your initiative man.
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11/22/2012 04:12 PM
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Re: How to Get Rid of a Virus (Even When Your Computer Won’t Boot) Question
Unscrew the hard drive and take it to a specialist as they might be able to recover the data onto another drive but you need a techspert to achieve this. Disconnecting the physical drive also allows you to see the make and model in case you need to replace it
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28219364


Yeah....and pay $2000 for them to do that.

rolleyes
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


Ask a local domputer repair person and make a deal, offer 50 dolla and see the response... Get a quote before hand...

Dont you have any techie friends? There is always a geek lurking nearby, use your initiative man.
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I am the techie and she wants me to save her pictures :gdb:

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11/22/2012 04:41 PM

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Re: How to Get Rid of a Virus (Even When Your Computer Won’t Boot) Question
If the drive spins up, pics are not lost. There are a few tricks to try also. Data recovery is expensive. The HD has to go into dust free lab, taken apart and the platters have to be put into a identicle model HD and then reassembled, the data taken off and then the hurting 2000 dollar bill.

My sister wouldn't take 5 minutes to learn how to back data up, like her 4 childrens birth to current age picture collection. She knows now, it was a 4000 dollar lesson. Boy is she stubborn ....


PS: with this hard disk, I have had experiences that all you have to do is remove the drive and put it back in a wha la it works again... lets hope
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11/22/2012 04:47 PM
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worst case you might have to try to reflash the mainboard over PXE boot or something?
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11/22/2012 05:03 PM
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Re: How to Get Rid of a Virus (Even When Your Computer Won’t Boot) Question
It might be a problem with the MBR master boot record.
Antivir bootable from USB might be handy, like kasprsky or bitdefender.
Also you can use a bootable linux from a pendrive to copy the files from hard drive and then format hdd and set up a new system
 Quoting: ..skywalker..

take a look at the photo the op supplied; even without an mbr, the bios would recognise a functioning harddrive.

worst case you might have to try to reflash the mainboard over PXE boot or something?
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very slim chanche that an off-the-shelf laptop can pxe-boot. even if it could, it would just boot something, which isn't any different from booting something from another type of media. why would you try and setup a pxe-boot to reflash, if the laptop has a functioning cd/dvd?


op, follow mcmiller's advise... even if the harddrive itself is damaged, you could try restoring as much as possible yourself, if and only if, the drive gets recognized now and then.

assuming it ran windows, you could boot a windows setup and login to that drive's window to check the event logs. another thing is to check the smart-logs on the drive's internal controller (boot any unix/linux rescue cd for that).

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