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Something went horribly wrong with my computer
    #536587 - 03/13/11 04:33 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Okay I know this is all my fault but I was hoping someone could throw some light on this.

Here is what I did.

Made a directory C:\aa

inside aa I created a jpg called bb.jpg and an empty rar called cc.rar

then I opened cmd and went to the relevant directory (i.e. aa)

what I wrote was: copy /b bb.jpg + cc.rar bitch.jpg

then I opened bitch.jpg with some file called rar.exe and everything got fucked up

now I cant start my computer

I tried starting it in various modes but nothing helped. Essentially it always ends up at some Startup Repair menu which fails to fix my problem.

I don't know if this is relevant but when Im waiting for windows to load I dont see the windows logo.


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: mellowparty]
    #536591 - 03/13/11 04:51 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Can u tell me what u were attempting to do?

I have an idea how u may be able to fix this, but need some more info on what u tried to do?


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #536597 - 03/13/11 05:05 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

I downloaded a pack of informational images (you know the kind that has lots of info/facts on a wide range of topics)

Anyway I stumbled upon one image that described how to hide your files. The pic (its on the compromised laptop) basically described a step-by-step process of how to achieve this. And its basically what I described in the first post: make a directory in c:\ then put the image u want to hide in there, add the rar, type copy /b bb.jpg + cc.rar bitch.jpg and this new file bitch.jpg appeared.

So supposedly I had to open it with rar or whatever I've used for that other archive. When I opened the browse menu I searched for rar and I must have clicked this Rar.exe file instead of WinRar or whatever I needed.

If you think it would be useful I can give u info on the error details when I start my laptop (its a bit too long but it mentions some corrupted registry )

Neither startup repair nor restoring helps.


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: mellowparty]
    #536613 - 03/13/11 05:58 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Sounds like you changed your boot drive honestly!
Have you tried tapping f2 to get into the bios set up screen? This is not for someone that does not know what they are doing!!!! So do not change things that you do not know of!  You need to use the arrow keys to navigate this screen. Go to boot and make sure your booting from your hard drive and not your newly created directory! Let me know what happens.


Now comes a scolding! Lol, why you had to play with commands is beyond me? To hide files on your hard drive does not have to be that complicated! Rar.exe is the file that opens winrar! Winrar has the ability to password protect any Rar file or zip file making it locked to anyone with out the password. Unless you know DOS well enouh to be doing this, which by your fuckup I would say you don't, keep it simple!

If all this does not help, I will say you will need to get the boot disk provided win your pc and boot from that. A possible reinstall of windows.


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #536614 - 03/13/11 06:01 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Do u think files would be affected? I have my course work in there and I would die if it gets fucked or gone.


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: mellowparty]
    #536615 - 03/13/11 06:06 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Here are some problem details though im not sure if it would be of any help:
Problem signature
Problem Event Name:      StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01:    6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02:    6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03:    unknown
Problem Signature 04:    21200809
Problem Signature 05:    AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06:    19
Problem Signature 07:    CorruptRegistry
OS Version:              6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID:                1033


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: mellowparty]
    #536618 - 03/13/11 06:12 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

So I tapped F2 which opened the bios setup utility window#

from there I go to Boot with the arrows and there 4 options:

> Boor Settings Configuration
> Boot Device Priority
> Hard Disk Drives (is this what Im supposed to choose?)#
> CD/DVD Drives

Onboard LAN Boot ROM              [Disabled]


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: mellowparty]
    #536619 - 03/13/11 06:13 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Problem Signature 07:    CorruptRegistry




does not sound good...although, from what you did, I'm not sure how that fucked up your computer.

Edit: Choose boot device priority and select your OS hard drive.


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: RasJeph]
    #536623 - 03/13/11 06:24 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)



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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: RasJeph]
    #536624 - 03/13/11 06:26 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Well there are three boot devices:

1st Boot Device    [CD/DVD]
2nd Boot Device    [Hard Drive]
3rd Boot Device    [Disabled]

Should I just change one of these or what? The options are Hard Drive, CD/DVD, Removable Device, Network and Disabled.


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #536627 - 03/13/11 06:27 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

SpaceMonkey said:
So is that you with the question here? http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/corrupt-registry-root-cause-in-startup-repair/f77d5355-b8be-41d6-af24-cae994e1768f

There is an answer here for your problem



hah that looks pretty similar but not thats not me :smile:

Anyway you guys get five :happyweed: each for the help and support :cheers:

EDIT: damn I gotta have 50 posts to rate you :frown:


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: mellowparty]
    #536628 - 03/13/11 06:29 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

That is usually the way it boots. Try the info I just posted.


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #536636 - 03/13/11 07:01 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

The dates of the Software, System and SAM files were about 10days prior to this incident. I copied them but it didnt work.

so Im stuck here:

10. Reboot normally. If things do not work out then you can backtrack by copying the original registry files from Q:\Regback to Q:\Windows\System32\config.

I cant follow the backtracking bit :confused:

Exactly what do I have to type in Command Prompt?


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: mellowparty]
    #536641 - 03/13/11 07:53 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

I think they are saying to reverse the command in step 7. Unfortunately,  I just went out and burned a fat bomb with my neighbor and my comprehension level has diminished substantially.

When my lil pea brain stops floating so much I will be back to try help you! Until then I recommend you take a break and relax your mind a bit too!:bongload:


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: mellowparty]
    #536660 - 03/13/11 09:22 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

:lol:

I'm pretty sure people only do this kind of shit to hide child pornography.


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: DungenessDank]
    #536666 - 03/13/11 10:08 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

:wink:

So true, so true


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #536668 - 03/13/11 10:14 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Op, where was it you got the instructions to do this procedure?

You can pm me if you do not wish to post it here.


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: SpaceMonkey]
    #536709 - 03/14/11 12:31 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Something similar to this I assume

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/hide-file-in-picture/

I googled it and there seems to be a couple of separate versions of the same procedure


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: DungenessDank]
    #536744 - 03/14/11 03:08 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

More then likely your just going to have to cut your losses and reinstall windows.:shrug:

I am guessing by your first post you pretty much copied your Rar file over your windows directory. You may be able to boot your pc with the boot disk and repair windows? It will give you that option.

I would in the future, if I were you, start backing up for 1 and quit playing with things u don't understand for a 2nd thing. It is quite unfortunate that you may lose your files in the process, but maybe not? If you can successfully repair windows from disc then it is possible you may save what is also stored on your drive. It does sound that you may just need to repair your directory and restore some critical files. Let me know how it goes. By tomarrow I may think of a solution but I think basically you playing with dos may have done more bad then good!

Btw, if you are hiding kiddie porn, I hope your shit is fried and I am totally sorry for helping aslimey blah blah blah!!!:crankey:


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Re: Something went horribly wrong with my computer [Re: mellowparty]
    #536745 - 03/14/11 03:16 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

sorry to hear about your problems. hopefully you have got the problem resolved by now.

when you f2 you should have booted from C:/ and everything should have worked smoothly. Then you should have just needed to delete the invalid registry entry you made.

All this talk made me paranoid; I am making a set of backup discs right now. One of the huge advantages of Windows 7. I remember the days where you used to have to call the manufacturer and get those complete restore discs. Windows 7 lets you make them yourself, but only allows one copy to be made.

I need to install a 2nd disc drive


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