windows has been shut down to prevent damage

March 3, 2011 at 12:20:43
Specs: Windows Vista, Pentium 3, 256 mb
I got a virus on my pc, no print drivers, no sound, no connectivity, no system restore. At first I could access my data files, but after I restarted the pc, windows will not start up. I get a blue screen that says:
A problem has been detected & windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. It tells me to disable anti-virus, disc defrag & backup utilities, then check hard drive for updated drivers 7 run CHKDSK. I am tech-ignorant, so how do I do what they say if windows won't start? I tried restarting in safe mode, last known good config & normal start, but to no avail. I have 2 questions:
1) Can I somehow get windows to start?
2) If I buy a new pc, how can I transfer the data files from the old pc to the new one, especially if windows won't start?

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March 3, 2011 at 18:52:48
These issues should be posted in the Security & Virus Forum.

Since yer tech ignorant, I suggest to use an Antivirus rescue CD on your system:,281...

With your PC connected to a wired Ethernet/Internet connection, you boot to the rescue CD, then following the on screen prompts. The AV runs from the CD, goes out to the Internet, D/L's updates, then scans your hard drive. May work for you.

Just another stupid saying...

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