Hey all. Long time reader first time I have had the "misfortune" to post
Last week my work laptop had spyware and I removed it with windows defender since that time everytime I log on, I instantly get logged off to the logon screen (windows xp pro)
I have tried most everything that I could think of to logon with no luck whatsoever
1) Safe mode wont allow logon and as I didnt set the admin password(the person who set it has left the company) I cant log on as admin.
2)last known good configuration isnt working.
3) the restore disk for the computer is of course missing (its a dell)
4) I have the windows xp home edition and I cant do a repair from this disk as the keys are different so the repair option isnt available.
So my question is this-
If I use the recovery console option will that erase everything and do I have more options then a complete restore??
Thanks eveyone for the help