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Old 08-13-2003, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey...i installed pccillin 2002 on my computer....then ran a disk check. it porceeded to find one virus in a file...but the file wasnt important. after the disk check...none of the programs on my computer will run. ive defragmented the disk and did a disk check nothing works. it says that the computer could not find *.exe or one of its components when i try to open programs.....HELP....do i need to reformat?? i hope not. but whatever.
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Old 08-13-2003, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what was the file with the virus? what was the virus? and what executable was the system looking for?
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Old 08-13-2003, 06:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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im not sure which virus it was....but the file was a desktop theme....the system looks for the executable of the program you click on....like i open internet explorer ad it says 'cannot find iexplore5.exe or one of its components' or something like that
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and i cant open pccillin to see which virus it was
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im using win 2k

im thinking ill have to reformat...itll be better in the long run....but should i format it ntfs or fat32?
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Old 08-14-2003, 01:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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first i think you should try and find a replacement of the missing file, and if that doesn't work format to FAT32. FAT32 doesn't use compression methods but this makes it slightly faster so you get better gaming performance, and if you want to network with other computers FAT32 is a lot more compatible file system
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ive been told that ntfs is the one i should use....
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NTFS as i understand it is more just about security (i.e for buisnesses) Feel free to tell me im wrong lol
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if you are not concerned with speed and do not wish to network then NTFS is a good file system, otherwise use FAT32
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NTFS is the best!...pyro is correct...more secure due to the encryption feature.. theres no noticable performance slow downs/degrdation.
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