Computer not booting past log in screen

May 5, 2009 at 13:59:31
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop from a few years ago running Windows XP.

Yesterday, I was on a website when I noticed a lot of Internet Explorer popups. I use Mozilla Firefox, so I just left the site, not wanting to deal with the popups.

I ran a MalwareBytes Anti-Malware scan last night, just to be sure. Everything seemed okay. I got on today and everything seemed to be fine until I started getting boxes asking me about leaving a secure area through Internet Explorer, "Do you want to continue?"

I ran an AVG virus scan then. It came up with 17 different things and required a restart. I restarted the computer and entered my password, it flashed my desktop screen before saying it was logging off and saving my settings. It keeps doing this.

I ALREADY tried starting in safe mode to run the anti-virus again and it would not allow me to log in that way either.

Any help is appreciated!

P.S. I would like to keep as much if not everything on the hard drive.

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May 5, 2009 at 14:33:08
... try tapping "F8" key @ boot-up select "safe mode" a pop-up should appear prompting you to "system restore"

... in system restore select a calendar date to when the pc was working fine

"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze

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