Ways, one of them, a repair install can be a bit dangerous to data on your drive, put your install CD into the drive, reboot and almost immediately press R, now follow the on-screen prompts.
The other is to reboot and go into safe mode, then select the last good configuation start. Back ALL your data up (doc files, e-mails and similar), don't bother with programmes, you can re-install them from disk. Now either delete that spyware and do a repair install or a complete install - this last formats your drive and cleans the disk
Install all the programmes again, then get your firewall in place, update your anti-virus and sypware/malware detectors and re-install ALL of your MS updates - before you install SP2 though, disconnect from the 'net and do a full virus and spyware scan as your machine needs to be clean for SP2.
Now you can re-load your data again.
Hi, I recently had Spyware on my computer, after I deleted it and rebooted the error message came up <windows root> \system32\hal.dll. missing ! I tried to reboot using the recovery console on the windows CD but windows cannot find the Sata hard drive at all !!!!
So I cant use the CD to reinstall windows over existing windows either I have access to another system, without a floppy drive? but not sure what the best method of solving this problem is...Dont want to reformat as I have things on the H/D I need, I know I should have backed up...unfortunately I didnt, wont happen again though, lesson well and truly learned !!!!
If I can somehow get the hard drive to be recognized, I will have a lot more options available to me to repair the problem, the H/D is a Sata Maxtor 200gb
It seems to be setting up as the primary HD in the bios?but not being recognized !!!
Does anyone have any suggestions ?