Recently I was streaming hockey live and I got some viruses. They kept hacking away at my computer and my anti-virus so I just decided to delete some of them after my anti-virus (Sophos Anti-Virus, from University of British Columbia) found them. It didn't delete them so I did it manually because I was annoyed as hell (searching for file and deleting + empty recycle bin)
Well now comes the real problem, I deleted one of them and then restarted computer. Afterwards things started getting weird. The start-up and everything is ok, but when I press login ---- the only part that shows up is my wallpaper, nothing else will load, it'll stay blank like that and then log me off, then it restarts on it's own and it says that some file was deleted but windows was able to recover it. (this was the second restart). So I restart it again, but the same problem happens. I repeatedly restart (and dumbly hoping that it will go back to normal which it won't). I also tried to run it in safe mode, but that doesn't work either. Same blank screen and automatically logs me out without anything loading.
Currently I'm trying to run it in a different mode. After restarting and holding F8 I get a bunch of options. Then I selected the option that said "Run windows in restore mode" or something like that, I will edit this again later with the specific option title. After I selected it I think it checked my C: Volume (not sure) and it said it was clean and proceded to Windows start up. Now I am at the "Windows is starting up... " screen. Been at this screen for approx 5 minutes now.
The option is "Directory Services Restore Mode" I don't think it'll help.
There's also Debugging mode, but I doubt that'll do anything.
What should I do? *lost* I'm completely helpless right now ._.
I was also wondering if it was possible to get the information on my hard-drive despite this huge problem if nothing else works?
FYI: if you're wondering, I'm using my laptop right now.
Thanks in advance again
Edit**// More Info.
My home computer: 3.0 Ghz, 1 Gig ram
I don't think its genuine since everytime I load it, it asks me to get genuine, but it's extremely old, like 3-4 years old.
Edited by douming, 14 January 2009 - 02:42 AM.