I have in my possession a Dell XPS laptop that is seriously infected. The owner would like it cleaned with some data backed up once done so. Usually through my own skills and assistance from this site I can get things straightened out.
This time when the machine boots into Windows it locks within 10 -15 seconds. I can get into MSconfig to disable the many things running at start up. Problem is the machine can't be cycled properly to enforce the changes. Worst is all safe boot options result in a BSOD.
It would be much easier to just wipe the drive and put a fresh install of XP on it. Any ideas how I can stay alive so to speak in Windows or access options to at least have a chance of cleaning this infected laptop?
Edited by smokeybear, 09 October 2008 - 07:50 AM.