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#1 LiquidTension



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:25 PM

xlK5Hdb.png FRST Recovery Environment Scan

Note: You require access to a clean PC and USB drive.
Note: Please print off these instructions, or ensure you have access to them using a different device.Option #1: Enter Recovery Environment (Windows 8)
  • Consult the following instructions on how to enter the Recovery Environment Command Prompt in Windows 8.
Option #2: Enter Recovery Environment (Windows 7/Vista)
  • Restart the infected computer.
  • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the Advanced Boot Options appears.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
  • Select your the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you wish to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account, and then click Next.
Option #3: Enter Recovery Environment (Windows Installation Disc)
  • Insert your Windows installation disc.
  • Restart your computer.
  • Configure your infected PC to boot from CD/DVD. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.
  • If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.
  • Click Repair your computer.
  • Select English as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the Operating System you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account, and then click Next.
Advanced Boot Options Menu
  • Select Command Prompt.
  • In the command window type notepad and press Enter on your keyboard.
  • Notepad will open. Click File followed by Open.
  • Click Computer, write down your USB drive letter on a piece of paper and close Notepad.
  • Type: x:\frst.exe or x:\frst64.exe in the command window.
    • Note: Replace letter x with the drive letter of your USB drive you wrote down earlier.
  • Press Enter on your keyboard. The tool will start to run.
  • When the tool opens click Yes to the disclaimer.
  • Click Scan.
  • A log (FRST.txt) will be saved to your USB drive. Using your clean PC, please copy the contents of the log and paste in your next reply.



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