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by 8oreo8 / August 5, 2010 12:51 AM PDT

The other day my computer got a virus and I thought I got rid of it. Last night I had trouble getting on and did a system recovery and all I'm getting now is a black screen that says something DR compress press CRTL ALT DEL to restart. Which I have done and still the same message. I have read on a different site and it said to use win xp disc, my win xp came with it already installed. HELP HELP

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Something.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2010 12:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Black screen

If you had the something message then members could comment but since the message is something type that something message into google.com and see if it's been discussed before.

Let me add this. Many confuse virus removal with repairs from the virus. Yes we can remove the virus but that does not undo the damage.

And if you have no xp cd or restore media then it was just a matter of time till you would need one or the other. It is now time to correct that.
Bob

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Something
by 8oreo8 / August 5, 2010 1:08 AM PDT
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I can't see what it says before the DR because it's not there on my screen that's all it says. This is how it actually says “DR compress” under that it says “ss CTRT+ALT+DEL”.

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Looks grim.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2010 1:17 AM PDT
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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q="DR+COMPRESS"+virus finds so little that you may have to approach this as if it's a heavily damaged OS.

You'll need a current XP SP3 Retail version of Windows XP (http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Professional-32-bit-Builders/dp/B0018RCAD4 would do) and then google the following -> "XP REPAIR INSTALL"

Worth noting is that if you had told more (are you seeing those words in red when you post?) you might get different answers but when XP is damaged you still need the XP CDs.
Bob
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