recovery disc for compaq millenium edition

Compaq deskpro pc / X0559722
August 14, 2010 at 17:21:41
Specs: Windows XP
The computer has a virus so the computer wont even load to windows page. have no recovery disc for the computer and it is older than 2003 so cant do f10 key to get to recovery screen.

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August 15, 2010 at 04:44:13
brprice1, can you get into safe mode and scan from there? Tap F8 repeatedly when it tries to load the Windows screen.
If not, can you maybe burn a good cleaner to cd on a friend's machine and run it on yours (change BIOS to go to cd drive first and use a bootable cd)?
Ed in Texas.

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August 15, 2010 at 05:43:54
Extending on Ed's bootable disk idea:

Get yourself a copy of knoppix or ubuntu (or even puppy) - all linux variants on a CD/DVD.

Boot with that - set CD/DVD as first boot device of course.

Go on-line to: locate and run their free housecall utility. Let it do a full scan. Anything that is by chance quarantined on the local HD as a result of the scan - delete it (not likely to happen but who knows?).

Then reboot as per norm and see how things is... (You may be lucky and find the nastyhas been eliminated...), and have free ISO download for their respective versions. Save to HD, bun to a dvd; boot with that DVD as above etc...

post-14 at:

gives a link to puppy...; and again once you have burnt the DVD boot with that if you prefer?

re' can't get to recovery screen - explain that bit further?

And have you done a search at HP/Compaq - support - download area to see if you can download a recovery disk set (ISO); or contacted them directly?

Also again on Ed's tail re' safe-mode: can you get that far and if so with networkng? If you can, disable system-restore then run an on-line sccan as above; and also perhaps using a similar one at avg (I think they offer similar freebie)? Do not re-enable system restore - until you are sure system is clean...

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August 15, 2010 at 05:54:06
Also can you verify actual details of the PC - exact model name/number - and if there is an SKU numbrt you can provide? The latter seems to b e something HP/Compaq use for some of their kit... I had a quick look-see at their site and your model (details as above) doesn't come up in any way...

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