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MM asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

How can I get rid of a virus when Windows keeps giving me the blue screen of death?

It keeps "preventing" the virus from doing any damage, but it's also preventing me from running any diagnostic or virus scan since i cant get to desktop. Anyone know how to get around this?

Update:

Yeah safe mode isnt working either. The virus is trying to change some system file and windows keeps stopping before that happens.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    maybe try it from safemode ... F8 on boot ..

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Sounds like your hard drive died which is just coinsidence that you got that virus as well at the same time. A virus can easily be wiped when doing a format and wouldn't give you that kind of problem where you can't boot form a CD. Save the drive and take it to a shop if you have inportant files on it and see if they can recover anything. If not, you might have to buy a new hard drive anyways and reinstall Windows. Also the blue screen could be related to a bad stick of RAM. If you have more than one stick, try taking swapping them out and boot to see if that may be your problem as well.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try getting in using "Safe Mode". You press F8 during the boot sequence to try to get to Safe Mode. If this does not work, you may try to use a boot disk to get access to the Drive. (If you have NTFS file system, you're going to need an NTFS system reader as well as the Anti Virus program on floppy.)

    Another way is to remove the drive, take it to another machine and hook it into the system as a slave. THen scan the drive using that system's main OS.

  • 1 decade ago

    Do you have a backup disc for your virus protection, or take out the hard drive and put it onto another computer and scan it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well get an Windows OS CD n thn try to repair ur system by which u can c ur desktop n thn try running ur anti virus....

    good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    the blue screen of death means different things depending on your operating system. It could be anything from a bad device driver to faulty hard drive. check out the wiki on bluescreen of death. take your machine in to a pro and have it looked at.

  • 1 decade ago

    do you have a backup disk? if so use it, if not...

    when booting press and hold F8 to boot in safe mode then you can virus scan it or...

    Take it to PC world to get it checked out or...

    toss it and get a new one

  • 1 decade ago

    boot with virus recover floppy and let it clean the virus from dos.

  • 1 decade ago

    You don't have a virus, but a really messed up computer. Toss it and get a new one.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    boot it up in safe mode

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