Windows 10: Malware or drive failure? Machine is crippled

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  1.    01 Jun 2016 #41

    adamgm said: View Post
    I'm still fighting with this one. I installed it to the USB like the directions say, but I'm getting a boot error.
    Hmmm....well, there are a few others we can try:

    How to download and create a bootable CD using Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus


    Avast FAQ | Avast 2016: Creating and using Avast Rescue Disk

    How to create a Bitdefender Rescue CD

    .EDIT: What is the error you're getting?
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  2.    01 Jun 2016 #42

    Ok.
    I tried to install it to USB a second time - same results. I get "boot error" in the dos screen, when manually selecting to boot from there.

    My first boot priority is a removable drive, but it isn't going there on its own.
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  3.    01 Jun 2016 #43

    adamgm said: View Post
    Ok.
    I tried to install it to USB a second time - same results. I get "boot error" in the dos screen, when manually selecting to boot from there.

    My first boot priority is a removable drive, but it isn't going there on its own.
    I don't understand why you can boot to Kyhi's rescue media on the USB stick and not this one....doesn't make sense to me....but maybe one of the other ones will succeed.

    EDIT: Perhaps switching to Legacy mode/turning off Fast Boot (if it even exists) in the BIOS will help?
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  4.    01 Jun 2016 #44

    simrick said: View Post
    I don't understand why you can boot to Kyhi's rescue media on the USB stick and not this one....doesn't make sense to me....but maybe one of the other ones will succeed.

    EDIT: Perhaps switching to Legacy mode/turning off Fast Boot (if it even exists) in the BIOS will help?
    Ok, running the exe as an admin did the trick.
    I'm currently running the disk recover
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  5.    01 Jun 2016 #45

    adamgm said: View Post
    Ok, running the exe as an admin did the trick.
    I'm currently running the disk recover
    Okay, not sure I understand this - how can you run an exe file as admin when you're booting to a rescue environment?
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  6.    01 Jun 2016 #46

    simrick said: View Post
    Okay, not sure I understand this - how can you run an exe file as admin when you're booting to a rescue environment?
    Sorry, it's the exe that installs everything to the USB.
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  7.    01 Jun 2016 #47

    adamgm said: View Post
    Sorry, it's the exe that installs everything to the USB.
    Oh right, sorry. Got it. :)
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  •    01 Jun 2016 #48

    The scan gave me an unexepected error right away, but I had attemtped to update (something?) and it said that not all components were updated.
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  •    01 Jun 2016 #49

    adamgm said: View Post
    The scan gave me an unexepected error right away, but I had attemtped to update (something?) and it said that not all components were updated.
    Which rescue media are you working with now, which gave you an error? Will it run without the update?
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  •    01 Jun 2016 #50

    simrick said: View Post
    Which rescue media are you working with now, which gave you an error? Will it run without the update?
    I'm now in Kaspersky 10. Rescue disk wouldn't open on second power up so I'm trying again.

    Edit: rescue disk won't open, maybe the incomplete update messed it up. I may have to create the USB again?
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