System hangs after Virus Removal

Intel D915GAV Chipset
November 2, 2008 at 02:01:28
Specs: Windows XP Media Media Ce, P4 2.8GHz/(1024+256)
I'm posting this Query for the 2nd time coz the first time it was deleted by administrators probably coz i might have violated some rules of the forum.
I'm doing this after a long last trying to recover my hung-up system using various methods suggested in the forums.
The problem started when i somehow downloaded a virus into my PC.
After having successfully removed all the recognised Virus/malwares/spywares/adwares,i realized that my system was slower than usual and applications started to hang ever before fully loading.So I tried to re-install certain system files which I presumed had been affected by the Virus Removal.
I first removed Windows Installer & then DotNetfx.
When I tried to re-install Windows Installer it turns out that it cannot be registered.I even ran the command
"winexec /regserver"
but it seems that it wasn't registerd coz when i tried installing dotnetfx,it gave me an error
"Windows Installer cannot be accessed"
Trying to install some other applications gave the same error and also suggested that the reason may be because i was running in safe mode.
So i tried to boot into Normal Mode.
By the way I had also removed certain programs from the Start Up list in "msconfig"
And this is what happened when i logged into Normal Mode.
My Desktop loaded and then the System Configuration Utility dialog box came up.Just as soon as that happened,my system froze.
Nothing worked.Not even Ctrl+Alt+Del.
I tried shutting down by pressing the Power Button on my CPU hoping that the system would shut down.But nothing happened.Not even a Blue Screen that comes up when system crashes.
Later i logged into Safe Mode and Checked the Event Viewer.
I got a few errors.
In System

Source:Service Control Manager Event:7026 Category:None

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

In Application

Source:Application hang Event:1002 Category:(101)

Hanging application msiexec.exe, version 3.1.4000.1823, hang module hungapp, version, hang address 0x00000000.

Source:Application Error Event:1000 Category:None

Faulting application msiexec.exe, version 3.1.4000.1823, faulting module unknown, version, fault address 0x0004c25d.

What I have listed above are a few persistent errors among others.Also all the logs may not be in chronological error.

I hope the information i have provided above is sufficient for somebody who has the knowhow to solve my problem.I'm practically tearing my hair out trying to figure out a solution other than going for a fresh install of the OS,which i want to avoid at all costs as i have several working applications which would be difficult to install all over again and/or i have lost the Installaion CDs of many of them.Any other information if required,I'm more than willing to provide.Thanking you in anticipation.

I'm trying to give up procrastination......maybe from tomorrow.

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November 2, 2008 at 02:25:48
This is a follow up to the first post.
After the aforementioned events,i tried to repair my OS using the Installation CD with the option of Repair Previous installation.
Everything seemed to work fine after the first boot in the Normal Mode.
Most of the errors in the first post have been resolved and haven't shown up anymore.
Yet the problem remains the same.
The System freezes just as soon as the Desktop is loaded(in the Normal Mode)
By the way,these are the only errors i'm getting at this point of time:
Initializing the telephony service failed with error 0x80040005.
Source:Media Center Phone Service
The COM+ Event System detected a bad return code during its internal processing. HRESULT was 8007043C from line 44 of d:\qxp_slp\com\com1x\src\events\tier1\eventsystemobj.cpp. Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services to report this error.
Source:Event System
hoping somebody comes to my recue!

I'm trying to give up procrastination......maybe from tomorrow.

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November 3, 2008 at 08:10:47
Honestly, the virus seems to have hooked itself quite good into the system. In that case, it's usually easier to wipe the system, since there's a good chance you may not be able to fully repair it in its state.


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November 5, 2008 at 10:37:13
thanx MR.Crassic,but i wud really like a method which doesnt require me to format the drive where i have installed my OS.any more suggestions?

I'm trying to give up procrastination......maybe from tomorrow.

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