|OK, I have read numerous posts about specific start up problems, and although some of them seem to mirror the issues I was having it didnt solve my specific problem. |
My daughter was on imeem.com which is a kids website I believe. She was listening to music online then a pop up window opened and it said Security Alert your system is currently not protected, would you like to install Anti virus pro now? She said yes...In there lies the problem, after she did this, tons of porn sites started to sprout up, I tried to close out and run Mcafee, to find out that my license needed to be renewed. So I went onto Mcafees website and updated my license information and downloaded the 2009 version. It took me about 7 attempts to get the AVS to install. At this point when I started to scan the PC for viruses, the computer than started rebooting all on its own. I hit F8 to get into safe mode which worked, I could toggle between Administator and My account to load. I went into both accounts and there was just a blank black screen in Admin, with safe mode in all 4 corners and nothing else, no icons, no start bar, and the only thing I could do was get to task manager. so I did this and restarted and selected safe mode with networking. It booted up to my account windows in safe mode and all my information was there except the Mcafee AVS I installed. So I downloaded it again and it worked. I ran a virus scan but had to leave for work. I told everyone not to touch the information until I got home so I could use this information to fix the problem. The AVS corrected all but 3 errors, that I do not know what they were, because my kids listen so well, and went onto the internet via safe mode. When they did this, all of the pop ups attacked the pc in safe mode, as previously described and now the system is hung up. It just keeps restarting after selecting a choice: What I did to try and fix the problem:
Boot to safe mode using one of the 3 choices, all failed, just keeps rebooting when you log in.
Tried Last known good configuration, and it brings me to the desktop with wallpaper and no icons no start bar and after 5 sec pc restarts again.
Used setup to switch start up drives. The first several times I used this, it selected 0 hdd, only my CDR and my DVD player. I have a copy of XP pro and tried to boot from and repair from the cd, however, when I do this, it goes through the boot sequence then I get a flashing cursor on a totally black screen as if I am at the command prompt, however I cannot type anything, and when I hit a key the computer restarts.
What I think I need to do is replace the BOOT.INI or the MBR, but I do not know how to do this in XP, or if it will even work.
Here are some of the virus files I could recall from my own memory.
Generic.dex!c (not sure if this correct)
I believe these were the 3 files avs couldnt remove. But again I didnt see this I just remember it prior to leaving for work.
If anyone could help that would be great.