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My boyfriend just had a new fan installed in his tower and new programs put on the system.
The person who did this used individualized programs - so only certain programs from windows, firefox Ccleaner etc.
He also put a program on the computer that would completely erase everything from the computer. Being a newbie the boyfriend clicked the cleaner/eraser and now has nothing inon his C drive there are no drives - nothing. Also, the poerson who installed all of this has left the province so we cannot get in touch with him.
I think he was using Windows xp but not sure and it has been completely cleaned as well
Any suggestions?


Thanks Sus
 

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How did a program wipe/delete everything from a drive it was installed on?
It would be wiping itself as well. Did it happen immediately? Have to reboot?

Sounds like one of those "harmless" pranks.
 

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The person who re-formatted and added the program thought the boyfriend might like to delete programs and places he had visited and put in a program that deleted everything
 

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wiped clean = nothing, nada, zip, no OS, no programs, no data.
It is like taking the HD out completely. How would u feel with no memory?
It would make it a little hard to walk and talk and eat.

The only thing to do is to load it up again. If u don't have the cookies and ice cream then u will have to get it from somewhere.

beg borrow steal buy<< there is an idea, with a value on it U may not lose it again.

If that is too high tech u could just buy another computer ready to go.
 

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Make sure to burn Linux as an .iso image (type of file).
 

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I would like to thank RootbeaR and ruggb for all of their help - we truly appreciate the assistance and I should have him back up and running by tomorrow - thank you so much

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You're welcome!

Need more help with it, post in the Unix/Linux section(If you went the Linux route).
 
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