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Rescue Disks (AVG)

by fren / November 16, 2004 9:56 AM PST

Greetings!

How can I use the Rescue Disks of the updated AVG 7 free edition to WinXP system? I think my friend's pc has a boot virus and it won't boot to normal mode. How can I run the rescue disks in MSDOS? Thanks!

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Re: Rescue Disks (AVG)
by Marianna Schmudlach / November 16, 2004 10:10 AM PST
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Re: Rescue Disks (AVG)
by fren / November 16, 2004 10:20 AM PST
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Hi Marianna Schmudlach,

Thanks! I have just read the link you've given me since the WinXP was installed in the pc through NTFS. How can I run the rescue disks to MSDOS?

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Re: Rescue Disks (AVG)
by Marianna Schmudlach / November 16, 2004 10:48 AM PST
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Also have a look here.....
by Marianna Schmudlach / November 16, 2004 10:55 AM PST
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Re: Also have a look here.....
by fren / November 16, 2004 3:02 PM PST

Hello Marianna Schmudlach,

I studied all the links that you gave me. I was able to run the AVG in MSDOS but I received "No Virus Found". The pc is still not booting to the normal mode. Any ideas on this problem?

Thanks for the info... very useful.

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Which Operating System ??
by Marianna Schmudlach / November 16, 2004 3:09 PM PST

XP ?

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Re: Which Operating System ??
by fren / November 16, 2004 3:40 PM PST

Hi,

The WinXP pc won't boot. I presumed it was a boot virus so I ran the AVG Rescue Disks in MSDOS but no virus was found. Thanks!

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Re: Which Operating System ??
by Marianna Schmudlach / November 16, 2004 11:21 PM PST
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Re: Which Operating System ??
by fren / November 17, 2004 9:02 PM PST

Hi,

I have just read the link you've given me and I can successfully start the pc in safe mode. Tried to do a system restore but still failed... No added hardware or program was found on it. Any more suggestions? Thanks!

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Re: Which Operating System ??
by dawillie / November 17, 2004 3:18 AM PST

have you checked the BIOS to confirm you have the correct boot sequence? i.e. it should be booting from the OS, not CD or Floppy.

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Re: Which Operating System ??
by fren / November 17, 2004 8:43 PM PST

Hello,

I have just checked the boot sequence in the bios.
First Boot = CD-ROM
Second Boot = Floppy Drive
Third Boot = C:\

I also changed the boot sequence. I made C:\ drive the first boot but the problem persists. Thanks!

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