laptop lags for 30mins and keeps lagging

June 12, 2009 at 23:27:40
Specs: Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2, Intel (R) Core(TM) 2 CPU T5600
Initially, my laptop was infected by the winibluesoft
virus. I was transferring my files to an external
harddrive when my laptop crashed. I turned off the
laptop by removing the battery. I then reboot. Now
here's the current problem. I have to wait for about
30mins before I can log in. When I got to the desktop,
clicking on 'My Computer' will freeze up the screen.
My laptop also can't detect external harddrives,
thumbdrives and also CDs. It also lags a lot. What
can I do? I hope I don't have to reformat my laptop
because I still have important files in the laptop. Any
kind of help is much appreciated.

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June 12, 2009 at 23:40:10
You did not mention that you cleaned the infection. Are you sure you got all the infection out?

Sometimes after the removal of an infection you may still have to do a format and reinstallation.

The symptoms you describe also could be that of a failing harddrive and also failed memory

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June 13, 2009 at 04:00:37
Thank you. But how do I clean out the infection when my laptop can't access the internet, can't detect external harddrives or CDs? It says the bluetooth device is not connected properly when laptops have built-in bluetooth devices. Any help?

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June 13, 2009 at 07:09:43
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June 13, 2009 at 07:39:27
"Initially, my laptop was infected by the winibluesoft

As I understand it, WiniBlueSoft isn't so much a virus as it is a bogus spyware remover. It most likely got onto your laptop because YOU installed it by clicking on a link that offered a free spyware scan. Once it's installed, it plants a bunch of fake files on your system. It configures itself to automatically run at startup & immediately finds those fake infections, then tells you the system is infected & the only way to remove the infections is to pay for their removal service. Does that sound about right?

So rather than attempting to remove WiniBlueSoft, you opted to copy files (which may also be infected) to an external device so that they can reinfect your laptop the next time you connect it? Nice...

Can you boot into safe mode?

How to remove WiniBlueSoft

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June 13, 2009 at 09:20:56
Well, something new to be learnt everyday.

I wasn't even done copying the files. And it was only files that
are important to me (work files), not 'junk'.

Booting in safe mode will show me a black screen with the
words "safe mode" at all four corners of the screen

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