O.S is down need a free AV boot disk to check for Viruses

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by main, Jan 18, 2004.

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  1. main

    main Guest

    My computer is down, need starting AV disk, prefer free though.

    Need this very badly and can't find no links at all.

    thank you
  2. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

    Feb 13, 2002
    New York
    F-Prot for DOS is good and free (assuming your system is not NTSF). Follow these instructions: http://www.claymania.com/f-prot.html

  3. radicalb21

    radicalb21 Registered Member

    Jun 6, 2003
    I would go to www.centralcommand.com and go to download section listed on the main page. Select rescue disk software in either a bootable CD ISO image or floppy disk. Once you have download that then download the updated vdf file so the virus definitions are up to date. Also this works with NTFS as well as FAT32. Any questions or problems please email me from my link in my profile.
  4. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    The Netherlands
  5. controler

    controler Guest

    nother one


    fits on floppy and covers alot a new nasties.

  6. main event

    main event Guest

    thanks guys, needed this.

    I'm trying it out right now to see if this is the answer.

    Here is problem:

    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer


    If this is the first time you've seen this error screen, restart your computer. If this screen apppears again, follow these steps:

    Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation ask your hardware of software manuufacturer for any windows update you might need.

    If the problems continues , disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable compontents, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

    Technical Information
    ***STOP: 0X000000ED (0X823D7BB8, 0XC0000006, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

    THE FIX:

    Boot from the CD to the Recovery Console

    Type: chkdsk /r (and wait FOREVER)
    Type: fixboot
    Type: exit

    Chkdsk /r stops halfway though, fixboot is a valid command and everything else isn't able to boot, not even in safe mood.

    I've narrowed it down to either....

    1. A virus
    2. The hard drive is bad

    I'm pulling apart the hard drive and downloading a diagnostic tool soon so I'll get some answers tonight for sure.
  7. JimIT

    JimIT Registered Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    Denton, Texas
    Hmm. Either way--not good. At minimum, you're probably looking at a wipe and reinstall. :doubt:

    Good luck.
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