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Old 3rd December, 2003, 03:58 PM
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Angry Cad File Gone!?!

Hi all this is my first time writing i have a big problem i have formatted my hd and when i put in my 98 startup disk after a few clicks it says that a .cad file has a virus or moved and something like that then exits setup so now i dont have a pc. How do i get the cad file ?plz help
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Old 3rd December, 2003, 08:37 PM
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Try deleting any existing partitions, then re-formatting your HD and re-creating your partitions. Also turn off and virus detection in your BIOS.

I believe F-disk also will allow you to delete your MBR (Master Boot record) But I don't remember how one goes about doing so. I'm pretty sure that deleting your existing partitions will accomplish this for you in any case.

Perhaps others will offer better advice?
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Try deleting any existing partitions, then re-formatting your HD and re-creating your partitions. Also turn off and virus detection in your BIOS.

I believe F-disk also will allow you to delete your MBR (Master Boot record) But I don't remember how one goes about doing so. I'm pretty sure that deleting your existing partitions will accomplish this for you in any case.

Perhaps others will offer better advice?
Thanks for the advice ill try doing that later but i have another problem i have another hd which i done a compression to, and half way i had a power cut so when i started windows again it says that its missing or crupted and when i go to format C:\FORMAT C: it says that there is no file name there so i cannot format my hd and re-install windows how do i get past this HELP plz. pc secs:cpu 450 mhz pentuim 2 164 ram and windows 98. thanks
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If you need a boot disk to get your computer back up and running becuase yours has a virus on it you can goto www.bootdisk.com and download one from there.

And if it's really helpful maybe kick the guy down a couple of bux. I've been thinking about sending him some money because he's saved my butt before many times in the past.

And then after you get your new system up and running check out our folding section!!
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It might be time for a low level format.
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Old 11th December, 2003, 09:09 PM
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If nothing else works, then go to the website of whoever made your hard drive and find their drive utilities. They should have one that will allow you to zero the drive, resetting it to factory condition.

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