hey all, i need to pick your brains.
a friend of mine recently discovered her acer travelmate 4060 was infected with devils so she asked if i could fix it. i happily obliged and went through all the obvious routines (cleaning msconfig, reg scan, defrag, virus scan, uninstall crap, clean temp dirs, etc).
when I was finished it was still taking forever to boot / run applications so i decided on a system restore.
the laptop came with 2 cds that were meant to provide a full system backup combined with “acer e management” software. i ran the software, went to restore backup, and it asked for the 1st cd. when i put the cd in, it didnt recognize it, and asked for it again. same thing over and over…
i then checked the cd was readable, and dumped all the files onto c:. none are corrupt and the disk is without a scratch.
what can i do to get this thing running again? the backups are comprised of .ghs files which i searched for on the next. i was hoping there might be some sort of third party extraction tool, but, no dice.
any ideas or am i looking at having to obtain a new copy of xp?
thanks in advance