I'll try to remember everything as best I can.
Yesterday, I turned on my desktop, a Dell 4700, to do some school stuff. I've only used it a handful of times in the last month or so, because I've been wary of the internet on it since my run-in with Antivirus XP 2008.
Things went fine at first, then Norton popped up to alert me to update, so I did. Then I ran a quick scan with it and it found a Tracking Cookie, which I deleted.
Then I thought it'd be a good idea to update Malwarebytes and do a quick scan with that.
Edit: I also remember I deleted everything from the quarantine before I ran the scan
I browsed some forums while it was running. In the first minute or so, I checked and it had found 2 items, but it wasn't finished, so I let it continue.
After a few more minutes, everything on the computer started to slow down, and I could barely switch to MWB. After a minute or two of this, the comp crashed and it gave me a Blue Screen of Death.
I don't recall exactly what it said, but it said there was a "Fatal Error" and it had a path or something, with a "c" and an "x" mixed in with a bunch of "0's"
I panicked, and shut the comp down manually.
When I restarted it, it came up with a "disk read error" I didn't see anything else about that before I turned it off again.
When I tried again, it came up with "Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM "
Now very scared, I saw something about pushing "r" to go to a repair mode, I pushed it as I was talking to my mom, and then the comp started making this horrible sound, like the little horns on kiddie's bikes.
And that's where I am right now. I tried to turn on the comp again while posting this, to se if I could get to the error message to post exactly what it said, but it just went to the Windows loading screen, the bar at the bottom filled up, and it made the horrible sound again.
I found this about the problem with the missing or corrupt file, but I can't use it if the comp won't even quite start.
Please help me fix this somehow. I actually don't really care about the comp, but I want to be able to get any photos and stuff out of it before it explodes, or whatever may happen.
Edited by Cloud13, 01 October 2008 - 09:05 AM.