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Old 03-22-2005, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guyz, this morning I was working on a computer and when i restarted the machine it asked me to "register my cdkey info, and user name. Once it said that I automatically assumed a virus or adaware. If anyone came across this problem let me know. I have to figure it out by the end of this week. thanx
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Old 03-22-2005, 05:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does it do this every time you reboot? Can you get screen shot?
Try Run it in safe mode, install ad-ware removal tools (Adaware,spybot etc..) and also do a virus scan full.
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Old 03-22-2005, 05:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Doesn't seem to be ad-aware, I'm sure there was afew guys on here which only had a certain amount of days to regester there CDKeys for XP OS, hmm where have they gone too? :S
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Old 03-23-2005, 12:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I cant get screenshot, but the screen image I get is the windows 98SE setup screen, you know the part where it asks you to enter CD-Key and user information after is has finished setting up windows (The machine that is messed up runs WIN98). What's funny is that the machine was running fine, all of a sudden I get this setup screen again. I will try to get screen shot but I doubt it. Please guyz I need your help. Thanx
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Oh and yes I did run it in safe mode but it created an error in the process. I tried doing "step by step startup", but I couldnt find the start up file.
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What OS are you running?
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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What happens when you enter the CDKEY?
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Old 03-24-2005, 07:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I would think its windows so enter your CD key

Even if it's someone else stealing your key, it's a 98 key and they can be used unlimited times
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