WINdows xp pro will not go to personal settin

Msi motherboard / Msi dak790gx platinum
August 1, 2010 at 16:10:56
Specs: win XP Pro SP3
CANNOT BOOT past windows is starting up screen in normal startup mode and has surprisingly gone very slow prior last night I reinstalled successfully my my MFC 6490CW Brother would this cause this problem
supposedly new sata HDDinstalled professionally ??? shows in my computer window as unrecognizable c drive icon and when double left clicked shows invalid unable to open

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August 2, 2010 at 04:57:44
pafour3976, SWAG, sounds like a nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.) at work to me. Did you do a quick format or a full format? A quick format just erases headers to allow new data to be written and leaves the boot sector (and any nasty hiding there!) alone.
Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation) can do the job and you can get it free @:
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
Ed in Texas.

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