Sorry to hear about your dilema.
...deleted all bad files from my highjack logs until there was not a single thing being detected on any of these scanners.
Are you trained in the use and investigation of the log this program generates? This is an advanced tool. Most of the log entries listed are required
to run a computer and removing essential ones can potentially cause serious damage
to your system. HijackThis relies on experts to interpret the log entries and determine what needs to be fixed.
After all of this it was suggested to run combofix.exe as the next step and post my log.
Where was this suggested?
Were you getting help from an expert at another site or Hijackthis forum?
Did you advise the person who was helping you what happened after running the tool?
Combofix is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be used under the guidance and supervision of an expert, not for private use
. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.
However, its difficult to determine what exactly caused the HIVE corruption. Bootup failure can be due to a variety of issues to include application faults, hardware failures, or malware. Startup failures that occur before
the OS loader (Ntldr) starts could indicate missing or deleted files, or damage to the hard disk master boot record (MBR), partition table, or boot sector. If a problem occurs during
startup, the system might have incompatible software or drivers, incompatible or improperly configured hardware, or corrupted registry/system files.
If your receiving help elsewhere, I suggest you inform the person who was assisting you and continue there. If your no longer receiving help, then see "How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
"Resolving Boot Issues with a Boot Floppy Disk
"BC's Tutorial: Using a Windows XP bootable Floppy Disk
"Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option