How do you install 2 OS on 1 harddrive

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
January 26, 2011 at 23:48:06
Specs: Windows XP
My HD is infected with a virus, but my OS is still running...problm is I cant install anything on my PC, because of the virus. So Ive thought of installing 2 OS so that i dnt lose any of my stuff on ma PC. or is there an easier way to do so. PLEASE HELP

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#1
January 27, 2011 at 00:28:32
What anti-virus/firewall are you using? Have you tried to remove the virus?

Did you Google for an answer before asking the question?


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#2
January 27, 2011 at 00:42:19
Bit Defender internet Security, prob is i cant rescan or disinfect ma PC coz antivirus is outdated was a 2011 version, so instead i want 2 re-install windows without losing ma stuff basically..

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#3
January 27, 2011 at 01:09:04
Sorry meant Bit Defender 2010

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#4
January 27, 2011 at 03:40:20
"so that i dnt lose any of my stuff on ma PC"
is this your main objective at this point??

larry


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#5
January 27, 2011 at 04:04:09
Main point exactly....

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#6
January 27, 2011 at 06:44:04
if you can download this:
http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=06447

create a bootable cd and boot your computer with it.
when the desktop comes up, you may be able to remove the cd. An icon for your harddrive should be on the desktop, near the bottom left side on the screen (somthing like sda1). Browse to the files you want and either drag them to a flash drive or burn them on cds.
No need to install anything, if you do you will blow away the data on the drive.

larry


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#7
January 27, 2011 at 08:15:15
Do you have access to another machine with a burner? Do you have an XP disc? If so, download UBCD4Win & use it create a disc. The program will pull all the necessary files off the XP disc to create a bootable CD with the familiar XP environment. Then all you need to do is boot off it, go to Start > Programs & run an anti-virus & anti-spyware scan. You can download the file here:

http://www.ubcd4win.com/index.htm

You'll also need a burning program to burn the .ISO file created by the above program to a disc. Try ImgBurn:

http://www.imgburn.com/


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#8
January 30, 2011 at 16:18:07
Presuming you can nonetheless boot up etc. as normal... Go to trend.com and look for "housecall" - a freebie on-line scan (or google for trend housecall). Let it do a full scan. It will take a wee while. Anything it "quarantines" - delete.

If you can boot to safe-mode with networking then do so and go on-line that way.

Disable system restore before any scan - regardless of whether or not it's on-line or a local utility. Re-enable system restore - only when system is clean.Similarly... uninstall your current virus util; or at least disable it. Then download avast - avast.com - free for home use virus utility.

You have to register it; they don't spam you or pass your email account around. The "free license" is for 14 months; after-which you have to re-register... Once installed, ensure you let it update definitions; then run a "full" scan (it will take a while). And again ensure you disable system restore before the scan; re-enable it only when system is clean.

Anything avast quarantines - delete it; and also empty recycle-bin too - before re-enabling system restore etc.

Ideally secure/safe-guard data first. Get yourself a copy of Knoppix or Ubunut (Linux vaiants on a dvd/cd). Boot with that and you can both transfer data to optical-media; and also go on-line...

You can download the respective iso for each on-line and burn to dvd; boot etc. with that dvd...

knoppix.com

ubuntu.com


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