buy a windows xp disc with all the drivers

December 31, 2010 at 17:37:26
Specs: Windows XP
I tried a free anti-virus thing and it wiped out all my ability to download anything at all and I cant play games like facebook and pogo. So I need to see where I can get a windows xp disc with all the drivers where I can wipe my computer clean and reinstall windows xp where everything is working again. Thanks Lola

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#1
December 31, 2010 at 18:44:52
Is yours a brand-name system? What kind of restore disks do you have? There is no such thing as an XP install disk with all the drivers. You may be able to create your own install disk with specific drivers for your system included but to do so you first need your own copy of XP and the drivers etc for your machine. You then use Nlite to create your system specific install disk.

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#2
December 31, 2010 at 20:13:38
How about telling us which "free anti-virus thing" you tried. If it was a hoax, you may have actually installed a virus (or viruses). If that's the case, you need to install a real antivirus program & run a full scan.

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January 1, 2011 at 14:25:20
I dont remember what the name was but it also checked to see if I had adware and it showed I did and I guess it destroyed my drivers because if I try to download anything at all it says 0% and then says the files are corupted. So what can I do to get my computer back or do I need to just get a new machine? Thanks Lola

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#4
January 1, 2011 at 14:26:54
I do not have a backup disc or an xp disc, my computer was used when I bought it. What else can I do? Thanks Lola

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#5
January 1, 2011 at 14:51:03
There's nothing wrong with your drivers. You picked up a malware program that displays like an antivirus program. You could try this. While you're booting up your computer from a cold boot, tap the F8 key constantly. This will bring up a window that allows you to start your computer in safe mode with networking. Choose that. If you can, open your browser and go to http://www.malwarebytes.org and download the free version of this program. Install it and run it. If you can't do this, use a working computer and download the Execute file to a jump drive. Then plug the drive into your machine and boot into Safe mode as described above. Install the program and run it. Good Luck.

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#6
January 1, 2011 at 15:42:25
If that bogus thing you downloaded stops MalwareBytes from either downloading or running then change its exe to bat (this applies to the download exe and/or its program exe).

You might not need to do this but I'm mentioning it just in case.

You should not need to wipe your machine for this issue.

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