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  #11  
Old August 18th 08, 12:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
LoneStar[_3_]
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"Mike M" wrote in message
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Did you perform a clean install or was it a repair install? If the latter
I wouldn't expect you to have to provide the Win Me CD but if the former
it looks as if the XP upgrade setup took the existing XP installation as
being the qualifying product which is good news all round.


I'm confused too. Surely ladybug couldn't have "upgraded" to XP with a
clean hard drive -- she must have had her old XP remnant on the drive. And
if so, I wonder whether the malware could have somehow traveled along to the
new upgraded XP. Possible? Note: if she performed a "repair" then it's
entirely possible. Or am I out to lunch?

Ladybug??????????

EW


  #12  
Old August 18th 08, 02:57 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
ladybug
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Okay it's been a long week working on that darn machine every night after
work and being a non-techie, so by midnight last night when the reformat
actually started, it gave me options to reformat 3 "partitions" . Two were
very small and when I chose to reformat, I didn't document the message I got
but those partitions did not reformat. I had been getting assistance in
malwareremoval.com as well, so when all was finished today, I downloaded
hijack this, obtained a log, and sent it for review. I did not get a
response that there is anylonger any malware or "backdoor trojans" that had
been the problem to start with, so my hope is that the machine is truly
clean. If it fails, I'll replace it with a less expensive system as he uses
it only for checking email and casual browsing. It is running very slowly
and must have a conflict somewhere because the website he needs to use to
check his work schedule requires java. I can access it easily on my machine,
but that one hangs when the applet application tries to begin a session after
login. Honestly I'm too old for this. :-)

"LoneStar" wrote:


"Mike M" wrote in message
...

Did you perform a clean install or was it a repair install? If the latter
I wouldn't expect you to have to provide the Win Me CD but if the former
it looks as if the XP upgrade setup took the existing XP installation as
being the qualifying product which is good news all round.


I'm confused too. Surely ladybug couldn't have "upgraded" to XP with a
clean hard drive -- she must have had her old XP remnant on the drive. And
if so, I wonder whether the malware could have somehow traveled along to the
new upgraded XP. Possible? Note: if she performed a "repair" then it's
entirely possible. Or am I out to lunch?

Ladybug??????????

EW



  #13  
Old August 18th 08, 10:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
LoneStar[_3_]
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Default Need to reformat and reinstall


"ladybug" wrote in message
...
Okay it's been a long week working on that darn machine every night after
work and being a non-techie, so by midnight last night when the reformat
actually started, it gave me options to reformat 3 "partitions" . Two

were
very small and when I chose to reformat, I didn't document the message I

got
but those partitions did not reformat. I had been getting assistance in
malwareremoval.com as well, so when all was finished today, I downloaded
hijack this, obtained a log, and sent it for review. I did not get a
response that there is anylonger any malware or "backdoor trojans" that

had
been the problem to start with, so my hope is that the machine is truly
clean. If it fails, I'll replace it with a less expensive system as he

uses
it only for checking email and casual browsing. It is running very slowly
and must have a conflict somewhere because the website he needs to use to
check his work schedule requires java. I can access it easily on my

machine,
but that one hangs when the applet application tries to begin a session

after
login. Honestly I'm too old for this. :-)


Thanks for sharing the story! I hope it all works well for you. I wish I
could help you on site -- I've done this many times. And for your info,
Windows ME is a perfectly good system. I've got one Vista, two XP, and
three ME systems and they all work well. Right now, I'm using (for no
"real" reason) an ancient ME system and it can handle Java, Flash,
Shockwave, the Internet, and anything else it needs. I use the Firefox
browser for security. Of course, the XP systems can perform as well or
better.

Why am I telling you all this? Perhaps you don't need to "upgrade" to XP if
you have ME on that computer. I could go on with this conversation, but I
think you need some sleep!!

Good luck.

EW


  #14  
Old August 19th 08, 03:19 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.setup
ladybug
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Default Need to reformat and reinstall

Seriously. I could have just done the reformat and loaded ME. Wow. I guess
I was so driven to get the machine back to health that I didn't ponder that
as an option. I may still have to go there because the machine is performing
at about the rate of a snail. The only application installed is IE7 (IE6 was
on it after the reinstall and I probably should have left that as well since
he's a pretty minimal-use browser) so that's my only gauge of performance and
it's not good.

"LoneStar" wrote:


"ladybug" wrote in message
...
Okay it's been a long week working on that darn machine every night after
work and being a non-techie, so by midnight last night when the reformat
actually started, it gave me options to reformat 3 "partitions" . Two

were
very small and when I chose to reformat, I didn't document the message I

got
but those partitions did not reformat. I had been getting assistance in
malwareremoval.com as well, so when all was finished today, I downloaded
hijack this, obtained a log, and sent it for review. I did not get a
response that there is anylonger any malware or "backdoor trojans" that

had
been the problem to start with, so my hope is that the machine is truly
clean. If it fails, I'll replace it with a less expensive system as he

uses
it only for checking email and casual browsing. It is running very slowly
and must have a conflict somewhere because the website he needs to use to
check his work schedule requires java. I can access it easily on my

machine,
but that one hangs when the applet application tries to begin a session

after
login. Honestly I'm too old for this. :-)


Thanks for sharing the story! I hope it all works well for you. I wish I
could help you on site -- I've done this many times. And for your info,
Windows ME is a perfectly good system. I've got one Vista, two XP, and
three ME systems and they all work well. Right now, I'm using (for no
"real" reason) an ancient ME system and it can handle Java, Flash,
Shockwave, the Internet, and anything else it needs. I use the Firefox
browser for security. Of course, the XP systems can perform as well or
better.

Why am I telling you all this? Perhaps you don't need to "upgrade" to XP if
you have ME on that computer. I could go on with this conversation, but I
think you need some sleep!!

Good luck.

EW



  #15  
Old August 21st 08, 11:52 AM
sohel003
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purchased for
this machine's predecessor but without a floppy drive and/or boot disc, I am
a bit lost - I need to reformat and reinstall due to backdoor trojan but
can't find the XP discs & key code came with the machine when purchased new
in Dec 05.
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