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    did mbam destroy my pc ?

    my bad
    i was not awake when i said delete pups

    i updated mbam files
    and then ran a full scan on everything with rootkits etc

    should have noticed that there was a J drive being scanned
    i dont have a j drive except a memory stick that i know of

    anyway at the end mbam says i have two pups
    both in a WIN98 folder! and on drive J

    i said delete and then
    it said i needed to restart to finish

    BAD NEWS!!
    after the restart there was nothing on the screen

    panic time
    how do you do anything to undo what mbam did
    which seems to be deleting the monitor driver
    (from win98!? folder on an external drive??)
    when you cant see anything on the screen

    so the question is
    is there anyway to undo what mbam did easily
    and should you trust mbam to delete anything if you dont know what is being deleted is actually doing

    and should we never ever delete anything again
    cause even if you have a backup
    how could you get to anything to restore it
    when the monitor does not work any more

    suggestions solicited

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    Malwarebytes' support should be able to answer this question.

    BTW: I can't believe that MB removed a vital driver; maybe a piece of garbage that had kooked into there and now the "hook" is open ended...
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    Did you try unplugging your memory stick before booting?
    Did you check your BIOS to be sure the proper boot drive is set to boot first?

    Jerry

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    Does your monitor work at power on - you should see the computer logo?
    Can you get into the BIOS - press F11 or Del at power on?
    If either of these work your monitor is OK, if not check the cables.
    Unplug the monitor cable and you may see a message on screen about no signal.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    Did you try unplugging your memory stick before booting?
    Did you check your BIOS to be sure the proper boot drive is set to boot first?

    Jerry
    was no memory stick
    but i do have an HD for back up attached

    that apparently is where the J drive came from. totally forgot it was there as it is behind the printer.

    nothing changed for years this is the way it always boots.

    like the post above noted maybe something hooked into the driver file and mbam saw that so took the whole file out.
    Last edited by speedball; 2015-09-24 at 15:25.

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