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Got a virus from ip torrents I think. Computer just went blue screen flickered a lot like a strobe then went dead cant reboot past first line of dos and dont want to have to restore it if info is still intact. Tried safe mode but ng .. If I buy a new drive can I still get into old drive later if its spinning. I think something corrupted the drivers ...so cant see anything now but its on . Bought new drive to see if it works. What else can I do and its a drag restoring old xp family and updating


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If you have access to a second computer you can try installing the hard drive on it as a slave and then do a full virus scan. After this completes and hopefully removes all the virus's you might be able to put the drive back into the original computer and do a windows repair from the windows XP CD. If not then you would need to transfer the data off the old drive and reinstall windows from Scratch. I would recommend doing it that way if possible as it gives a better chance of not being reinfected by something on the drive.
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