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pat
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      16th Sep 2003
how do i start my computer in dos mode? i have a dell
with xp. and the love virus.
 
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Jupiter Jones [MVP]
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      16th Sep 2003
Pat;
Windows XP does not have DOS, so you need a Windows 98 boot disk to
boot to DOS.

If you are referring to Blaster, follow this to get rid of it.
You most likely have a worm W32.Blaster.Worm
DISCONNECT the subject computer from any network IMMEDIATELY.

If necessary to stop the reboot process:
Start/Run
Type "shutdown -a" ENTER

Install or enable a firewall IMMEDIATELY, before connecting to the
internet:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283673

VERY IMPORTANT to follow ALL steps, closing ports or installing the
patch is NOT enough.
Download the patch and updates referenced below.
You may need to do this at an uninfected computer and burn to CD.

Follow this to remove the Blaster files:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html

Then download and install the appropriate patch:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tre...n/MS03-039.asp

In the future, to protect the safety and security of your computer:
Keep your firewall enabled/installed

Install ALL Critical Updates IMMEDIATELY.
Start/All Programs/Windows Update

Install an antivirus application
Update it weekly
Run it at least weekly

Also see:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/default.asp
http://www.microsoft.com/security/home/
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=826955
http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp

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An easier way to read newsgroup messages:
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http://dts-l.org/index.html


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> how do i start my computer in dos mode? i have a dell
> with xp. and the love virus.



 
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