Corrupt sys.exe file

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
July 29, 2011 at 13:19:32
Specs: Windows XP Professional, 4GB
I have a corrupted sys.exe file. When I tried to clone my hard drive, this is the message that I received. I received a restore disc from Dell. Will I lose any programs or files by using this?

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#1
July 29, 2011 at 16:10:23
From what I can make out, sys.exe is a virus. There is definitely not one on my XP Home and I doubt it is on pro either.

If Windows still boots (either normally or via Safe Mode) then you need to check for viruses.

Most "restore disks" do just that, so the computer is like the day you bought it (without anything you have added since).

You can get your own stuff off by using a Linux Live CD (such as Puppy Linux) - can give more detail if required.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
August 18, 2011 at 07:45:12
Try MalwareBytes freebee too. It often finds and fixes problems that AV's miss.

Take care using commercial fixing programs unless they are well known to the regular helpers on here. These programs can sometimes be scams.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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