I recently removed a nasty maleware with the help of a kind person here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/top...tml#entry847752
I was still having a few problems with two network programs (Linksys Network Advisor and Network Magic) plus it just seemed like my PC was bogging down more and more especially at startup. So I figured it was time to try and repair the XP installation using the OEM disk, and if that didn't help I was going to reformat and reinstall XP.
So I booted to the XP disk and selected 'R' to repair the existing install. It went along for a while until the counter got to 34 minutes left and it asked for the location for iaStore.sys Intel Matrix storage Manager Driver. There was a 'browse to' box open so I was able to locate iaStore.sys on the 'C' drive and selected it. The repair Setup started up again and ran for about a minute and then blipped to a black screen with no message and restarted the Setup again. Now when I start the PC it automatically starts Setup and asks for the disk if it's not in the drive, then goes to 34 minutes, blips to black for a minute, starts at 34 minutes again for a minute then blips to black again and then restarts setup all over. It never gets past the 34 minutes left in Setup...
I do have the Recovery Console installed and am able to get to it if I am fast enough when I start the pc. I'd would appreciate some advice on what to try from Recovery Console or anything else that might help me out.
It's a Dell Dimension 8400 running XP SP2 (can't remember if SP3 was installed or not). Sorry this is long winded and I probably still left out some stuff so let me know if you need any more info. Thanks!