|I intially did a virus removal malawarebytes plus eset.com virus removal plus vga. All said virus removed but i dont think so as virus rewrites itself and wont let virus removal clean properly. I dont want to re-install as I have data I need on that machine. That is an easy option, with dell- press ctrl f11 at startup and it does it automatically, but wipes off all data. I need all data on my machine for legal reasons.|
I tried the original recovery disk with all of these repair directions pasted below and none worked. Now at loss as it seems my only option is to reformat but need the data!---
Have done all below---
Boot from the Windows XP CD and choose the Repair option. It should go into Windows Setup and eventually ask you which Windows XP installation you'd like to repair. Select the appropriate Windows Installation. You should then get a command prompt asking you to type your Adminstrative Password...type it in if you used one or just hit the "Enter" key. At the next command prompt, type
Once it is finished, type
and then hit the "Enter" key. It will then go into boot...please do not allow it to boot from the CD.
Ran chkdsk /r and /p/r with no change to the loop in either case.
In the recovery console, apart from using just chkdsk /r or /p, use "fixboot", and "fixmbr", saying "y" for yes at all their "are you sure?" type questions. I had the same problem this morning and fixed it this --------