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#1 Mr.Nerd



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Posted 02 December 2015 - 04:39 PM

I was given an old dell dimension 2400 by a family member and it turns out it has a virus (didnt see THAT one coming...)

and it has locked me out and I cant get pass the startup password.

any help would be great.

#2 Bowsette



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Posted 02 December 2015 - 04:47 PM

Ask them for the password?


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#3 K_N



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Posted 02 December 2015 - 11:38 PM

Would uh... really help to know the version of Windows it's running.


Default suggestion if Vista or higher: Burn an ISO of the windows repair tool for that version of windows, use it to replace the windows core files. This should allow you to boot into safe mode, enable the netadmin account, log into that via safe mode, and delete any infected files that can't be deleted otherwise.


However, the idea of using an operating system that's already been infected is just... not good. You should wipe the disk and start over.

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#4 Mr.Nerd



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Posted 16 January 2016 - 02:21 AM

the best part is its not a SATA drive, its a PATA so i cant use it with my drive reader.

also, it created a start-up password.

#5 MJK7290



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 07:57 PM

Well, what you want to do is delete the hard drive and fresh install it. In fact if thats too hard just get PLOP boot manager or soemthing, get an .ISO file put in on a dlashrive go to BIOS menu change boot order (may need to change to CSM boot) then fresh install it, and remove the other partition ! Easy as 123