First off, thanks to those who helped me clearup the Virtumonde virus.
After several attempts, I was able to run a combination of:
My desktop icons had disappeared and I could only access my computer through Task Manager, even in Safe Mode.
Then, I had to redo my Boot.Ini file.
I now have Safe Mode up with all of my Desktop Icons back. I can now access about 95% of my files.
I can't access my external backup HD, which is working fine, and my computer sees it, but won't allow me to access it, but all of my other files seem to be intact.
Having trouble getting access to ITunes, my local Printer (RPC dilemma), but my REAL problem is this:
When I try to come into normal mode on reboot, the screen loads the Dell splash, then starts WIndows XP, then takes me right back to the Dell splash...a big circular reference.
I've tried a Clean Boot, following all of the steps, to no avail.
I've tried logging into the boot sequence and enabling/disabling certain drives...to no avail.
I suspect its something to do with SATA drives or such, but I have just enough knowledge to make me dangerous here.
It's almost as if some sort of initiation file is missing, which may explain why my drivers aren't being reinstalled.
Any suggestions now?
On startup, I get the following blue screen and message
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters/
Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select advanced Start Options and then select Safe Mode.
*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0xF7207184, 0xF7AF6D3C, 0xF7AF6A38)
I think I'm close to resolving my last issue....what's next?