Thank you for your responses. I'm no pro here and I don't mean any disrespect, but why would I want to restore this thing to any prior point when the prior point may be when the PC was infected? That does not seem logical to me. As I said above, I'm guessing this has something to do with changes that were made by the malware, perhaps to the registry? This hang on boot issue did not happen prior to the infection. It started somewhere during the malware removal process. There were restarts early on in the removal process that had no hang ups. As far as the black screen goes, I want to clarify. The screen is not all black. It hangs on a screen during the boot process (white type on black background) prior to loading windows, often the very first part where it gives me the choice of either going into the bios or to express recover. When it hangs, the keyboard is useless and the only option is to push reset or power. I'm using the PC with the boot issue now. It will boot up, it just takes several attempts (sorry, should have mentioned that before). However, each time it hangs I'm afraid it will be the last and that I won't get it back up.
I want to answer your questions now.
- To dc3 - There are no system restore points available that are prior to my PC being taken over by the malware. In fact the only restore points available are to after this boot issue had arisen. Unfortunately, I was not able to get right back on this issue once the system was clean from the malware.
- To usasma - Where it usually hangs is prior to the point where I can try to get into Safe Mode. I have a non-proprietary system. I believe the graphics card is NVIDIA but I don't recall the model as this system was built a few years ago.
Anyway, I thought it was likely that something that I was instructed to do during the malware removal process on the HTJ board was the culprit. That's the reason I posted a link to that thread. Is there a way to find out if the issue has to do with a change in the registry during the infection and removal process?
Edited by OrygunGal, 05 October 2008 - 02:42 PM.