Virus Causes Automatic Reboot Loop

Dell Xps m1330 notebook - customizable
August 19, 2009 at 19:36:56
Specs: Windows Vista
Not sure exactly what happened, but I think I may have opened a link that contains a virus which infected my notebook.

I think the same virus attacked someone else too, but he had the XP.

My computer rebooted and just kept rebooting endlessly. It boots all the way to the desktop, pauses for 5-10 sec, then reboots.

I was able to enter the safe mode, but when I attempted to restore the system, its telling me that the OS is corrupted, and couldn't perform the task.

How would I fix this problem? I really need my laptop, it has everything, both work and personal. Please help. Thanks!!


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#1
August 20, 2009 at 04:22:52
... tap "F8" key @ bootup select repair option

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#2
August 20, 2009 at 11:51:50
i tried that already, most of the repair options did not work, unless maybe i restore the notebook back to factory settings, but then i will lose all the files and programs. what should i do?

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#3
August 20, 2009 at 23:10:54
... do you have one of those cheapo usb sticks that you can save your files to...

... I could "pm" you a link of a boot-up "iso" that should see your harddrive and a usb stick so you can copy to it

... I'll have to test it first on a vista drive!

... let me know

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#4
August 21, 2009 at 10:31:29
well, since i really needed to use my notebook yesterday, i went into safe mode, backed up all the files, and set the computer back to factory setting, although it was a pain reinstalling some programs i needed, the problem was resolved. i will make sure not to mess with any unknown links now. thanks so much for your help.

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#5
August 21, 2009 at 10:51:46
... well done "jaylee888" ...@ least you have/had a way out!

... some people will still be scratching their bald patch weeks later!

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