xp wont boot due to scan loop on power on

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
January 23, 2011 at 11:57:09
Specs: Windows XP
WinXP had major malware and spyware. Malwarebytes used to remove. Replaed desktop icons, restarted computer. Now is says it needs to check the disk, does, finds no problems and reboots back to the same scandisk again.

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#1
January 26, 2011 at 02:34:41
Stop CHKDSK from running at boot time
http://windowsitpro.com/article/art...
http://www.nthelp.com/40/chkdsks.htm
http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_keep_ch...

If you have scheduled CHKDSK for multiple volumes, there will be an autocheck entry for each volume. Delete the string from the BootExecute registry value for each volume you do not want checked. If you have NT 4.0, SP2, a new command line utility, CHKNTFS, will assist in preventing repeated CHKDSKs during reboots if the "dirty" bit is set. Type CHKNTFS /? and see KB article Q160963.
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...


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#2
January 26, 2011 at 02:44:34
Thanks for the reply. The problem is that the check disk runs, and the computer immediately restarts. It never gets to the login screen, therefore I cannot get to the os to edit the registry. I have left the machine running for 2 hours, and all it does is check the disk and restart immediately.

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#3
January 26, 2011 at 04:02:27
I still think you should run chkdsk, see if you can run it this way. It could take up to 8 hours.

Use your XP CD to boot from & get into a command prompt.

CHKDSK using the XP CD & Windows XP Recovery Console
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058
http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.ph...

Use the command > chkdsk drive /p /r


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#4
January 28, 2011 at 04:59:20
have run all the chkdsk commands. Just prior to this annoying problem, received a message that the Microsoft Office 2003 was not a genuine copy (untrue). Believe this was caused by one of the many trojans that were on this computer. Now no matter which chkdsk I run, the chkdsk runs, reports no errors and reboots and chkdsk runs again. I left it run like that for 12 hours, with no change, just chkdsk, no errors, reboot, chkdsk, reboot etc., ad nauseum. I saw one post with this wga error message causing this problem, but cannot find it again to save my soul.

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#5
January 28, 2011 at 06:09:53
Here is my list of recovery programs, just a matter of trying, until you find one that works.

Avira AntiVir Rescue System
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.free-av.de/en/tools/12/a...
http://www.geckoandfly.com/2008/11/...

AVG Rescue CD
http://www.avg.com/us-en/avg-rescue-cd
Download Rescue CD (for CD creation)
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-f...
Download Rescue CD (for USB stick)
http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-f...

Rescue CD
http://www.f-secure.com/en_EMEA/sec...

Kaspersky Rescue Disk
http://support.kaspersky.com/viruse...

Dr.Web LiveCD
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.freedrweb.com/livecd

Paragon Rescue Kit Express
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.paragon-software.com/hom...

eScan Rescue Disk
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.escanav.com/english/cont...

UltraBootCD
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.ultrabootcd.com/

The Perfect Rescue Tool
http://www.informationweek.com/news...
http://www.informationweek.com/news...

Ultimate Boot CD
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

Hiren's BootCD
http://thanki.tk/
http://www.ddlboard.com/modules.php...
http://thepiratebay.org/tor/3587762...
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hiren....
http://www.ddlboard.com/modules.php...

SystemRescueCd
http://www.sysresccd.org/Main_Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System...
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...

EBCD – Emergency Boot CD
http://ebcd.pcministry.com/

Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable live windows CD/DVD
http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/peboot.htm

Trinity Rescue Kit
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinit...
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...
Usage Howto
http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.p...


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#6
January 28, 2011 at 10:50:21
Before windows starts loading keep tapping F8 key to get the safe mode menu. Then choose disable restart on system failure. Then abandon the chkdsk (you have 10 seconds to hit any key). Hopefully it will now stop on a BSOD with some helpful details (I'd expect something like unmountable boot volume or missing/corrupt registry hive file). If you get this post back if you need more help.

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