-=PCTechTalk=- Re: reformat after klez virus

hi,  I had this virus on my computer too,  I thought I had gotten rid of it
by fdisk and then reformating,  everything went fine until I turned my
computer off and then tried to turn it back on.... thats when I got a blue
screen....

angie
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan" <jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 10:02 AM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: reformat after klez virus


>
> Thanks, Ron, we completely gave up on retrieving her files.  I couldn't
> access anything on her hard drive when I had it hooked up to mine.  She
> decided it wasn't worth the time and effort to keep trying.  I never could
> get her hard drive fixed.  No matter how many times I f-disked and
> re-formatted, I couldn't get Windows re-installed on it.  I finally
> installed a new hard drive, but then couldn't get her modem to work and
her
> display adapter is not right, either.  I think she must have had a power
> spike or something that fried her hard drive and modem, along with the
virus
> problem.  The drivers available on the Windows CD didn't work so, I
> downloaded
> new drivers for the modem and display adapter last night (they were hard
to
> find)
> and will work on it some more this weekend.
> Wish me luck!
>
> Jan
> ----------------------------
>
>
> Hi Jan!
>
> Sorry, forgot to put the subject line in my previous post.  In recovery
from
> a non-bootable hrd drv that you suspect was infected by a virus most often
> what you recover are data files not programs.  Generally viruses can't be
> executed through data files (that may change someday).  However, if your
not
> sure that files you recovered may have included infected files to the
> working drive or removable drive just run your updated anti-virus program
on
> them once recovered.  That should ensure that they are virus free.
>
> On the other part did you try uninstalling the device listings in device
> manager and letting Windows refind the devices on reboot?  If not you will
> have to get updated drivers for the specific brand and model device.
>
> Apparently, Windows installed generic display drivers as it did not find
the
> proper drivers for your display device or controller.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> ronslanding@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx: "Jan" <jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "ronslanding" <ronslanding@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 10:52 AM
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- No Subject
>
>
> >
> > Hi Jan!
> >
> > Its sad you didn't think of some steps that might have saved your
friend's
> recipe book.  When you had her hd drv hooked up to your puter were you
able
> to see her files?  You might have been able to transfer the book and
> anything else she wanted to save to your hard disk to put it back after
your
> reformat.  If you were unable to see or access her hd drv you can often
> recover files through programs available on the net.  Most you have to pay
> for but some allow you limited access or a trial period.  for instance,
one
> trial program allows you to recover 5 files at a time.  You can keep going
> back to get more files.  I have one called "Easy Recovery" and have others
I
> keep on floppies just in case.
> >
> > Once I am sure I can't save the hd drv from a reformat I try recovery
> software before I destroy any files that might be important to the person.
> A search on google for hard disk recovery and repair or inaccessable hard
> drive will help you find various recovery tools.  In fact if you are lucky
> there is a chance that at least the recipe book could still be present-a
lot
> of times data can still be recovered from a reformatted drive.  She might
> have to fill in missing parts but at least she might not have to redo
> everything.
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> >
> > ronslanding@xxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >
> > From: "Jan" <jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- reformat after klez virus
> > Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 14:43:57 -0400
> >
> > A friend brought me her computer to fix.  I can't get the modem to work
> and the
> > display adapter doesn't seem right. She had gotten the W32Klez virus
> through
> > e-mails. (No updated anti-virus program, of course.)  She bought and
> installed
> > McAffee and thought that cleaned it.  It didn't and now she can't get
into
> > Windows at all.  She had a family recipe book almost ready to go to the
> > publishers. No back-up.  (Why won't they learn???)  I tried everything I
> knew to
> > save her data but failed.  I hooked her hard drive up to mine as a slave
> and ran
> > the Klez Removal Tool on it, but still could not get it to boot.  I
tried
> > reinstalling Windows over itself but that didn't work.  I finally
> reformatted
> > and re-installed Windows 98SE.  But I could never get it completely
> installed.
> > We finally gave up and bought a new hard drive.  I installed it and
> Windows
> > 98SE. But I could not get her modem to work and the display isn't right.
> It
> > only shows 16 bit color and I can't change it.  Of course, I couldn't
get
> on the
> > internet to download updated drivers for it.
> > My question is will that stupid virus ruin the modem, too?  And/or the
> display
> > adaptor? And can anyone tell me what to do?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Jan
> >
> >
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