|Hello, all. Here's my tale of woe: |
I noticed my computer was running slowly. An antivirus search turned up a trojan... I'm not certain the trojan was responsible for the slow performance, but it seems as likely as not. I removed the trojan, ran a registry cleanup utility (Advanced Registry Optimizer I think, but I can no longer check). When I rebooted, I couldn't log back into Windows (XP SP2). My problem seems to exactly match the one described (and solved) here:
Simply put, I get dumped onto the "choose your profile" screen, but when I pick my profile, I get immediately logged off. This happens even in Safe Mode. There is no way back into the OS. Bios works fine, however.
As I said, the problem is solved in the above link. But the solution involves inserting one's Windows XP CD. Problem is, my DVD drive is fried and has been for years. What can I say, it's an old computer. Did I say old? I meant "classic".
I do have several working USB ports. Any thoughts on how I can fight my way aboard my computer and follow the instructions listed in the link above to repair my registry and get back to work?