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Booting from USB freezes?

  1. #11


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    I have a customer with a pc that has an abundance of viruses, and to remove them, I boot into a program located on a flash drive.
    Is the program signed by Microsoft & using WinPE4 to boot?

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  2. #12


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    The program is from Staples. that's all I know about who made it.

    I think the computer itself isn't freezing though, but rather the keyboard and mouse stop working, so it looks like once it boots into the program, the usb ports for the perph. devices stops working?

    How would I get the keyboard and mouse to work?
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  3. #13


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    ^Easy Tech Toolbox for WinPE.

    I've run every hardware/system config/settings scan I can think of, with no problems back.
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    And it still locks up during USB Boot. Is it the Staples Program, or every other USB Boot device as well, how did you boot WinPE, disk or USB? Try to convert it to a Flash Drive, stick it in and see if it boots.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by SidVicious View Post
    ^Easy Tech Toolbox for WinPE.

    I've run every hardware/system config/settings scan I can think of, with no problems back.
    WinPE = XP

    WinPE2 = Vista

    WinPE3 = Windows 7

    WinPE4 = Windows 8
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  7. #17


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I have WinRE on one of my install disks, can that be used?

    It says it is supposed to be on the Install disk:

    Windows Recovery (Repair) Environment (WinRE)

    Those links to Staples - Yow.
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  8. #18


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    It is on a flash drive. Several. I have tried many of them, loaded with the program. It is Windows 8. These details are in the first post??

    I'm not sure who I'm supposed to ask about this. I feel lost. :/ Microsoft wouldn't help me if their future depended on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    I have a customer with a pc that has an abundance of viruses, and to remove them, I boot into a program located on a flash drive.
    Is the program signed by Microsoft & using WinPE4 to boot?
    Who is the manufacturer of the program?
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  10. #20


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Like I said, some Flash Drives choke when booting.

    For the time being, you can use the free version of Malwarebytes, run a full scan and take note of what it finds. Run the other rootkit checkers I mentioned as well. You will have to find a good AV program and run it on the infected OS.

    Did they give you the Flash Drive to work on this at home, or at the store? Like I said, it's Staple's Dog, proprietary, and I cant see why it is locking up unless I can get a copy of it somewhere. And that is the problem immediately, you cannot remove a lot of viruses unless you run the AV program right on the effected system from within it's own OS, it will not find certain virii any other way. All the USB tool will find are the Virus Bodies, but none of the installers that are in the system.

    Look for TARMA INSTALLER in the System, it will be in Appdata/Local Low, maybe in the other Appdata folders as well. You have to go through all User folders with an Appdata structure to find it all, as well as the Program Files and Program Data folders. And with 64 bit Windows 8, there are a LOT of folders.
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