Virus preventing my computer to load XP

September 20, 2010 at 08:45:26
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium D 3.00ghz 1gig Ram
Virus attacked my computer(slowed everything down and unknown .exe started running in Windows task manager). I rebooted(mistake I know) and upon trying everything, XP won't load, it goes to a black screen before the Windows XP loading bar. All the Safe modes doesn't work, it freezes when trying to load some files. Last known configuration gets me to the loading bar but goes into blue screen fatal system error before getting to the log-in screen. I installed a fresh copy of XP which now works fine thus I now have 2 OS' which I can choose from. I ran ESET and Malwarebytes and have removed a number of trojans and infections. My original XP still doesn't work though. I'm very eager to get my old files back from 'my documents' from my old XP which I can't access now in my new OS.

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September 20, 2010 at 09:07:01
First of the safe-mode option for "last known good configuration" is only useful when you install a driver and it makes the boot fail.

To make sure you get all those viruses off I suggest using the Sophos command line interface you can download it here Its a free tool just follow the instructions and you'll be all cleaned up. Also, if this isn't the first time I suggest looking up Sardu rescue disk just follow the instructions if you have any problems shoot me a message ill be glad to help ya.


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