I recently caught Spyware Protect 2009, scanned for it, deleted it, and restarted to nothing but my wallpaper and my cursor. I gave the conventional methods a go--restarting, checking my processes for anything related to the virus and ending it, even ran the windows install disc and used the repair feature.
Now, however, the repair seems to not want to do anything, and simply stops with 39 minutes remaining, giving no hints as to what's causing the problem (IE, it just says 39 minutes remaining, nothing to do with what it was TRYING to install when it stopped) It doesn't freeze, it doesn't give me an error (unless I pop the disc out) and it doesn't ever restart on it's own. I've left it on all night and it made no progress (though the little green squares in the corner kept moving.)
My laptop had the exact same issue as my computer BEFORE I tried the windows disc, and I managed to do some fancy registry editing and task manager maneuvering to get it back to normal.
As of right now, I have access to the task manager (and am able to browse my entire computer through "new task, browse"), the command prompt, and registry editor. I don't believe I will be able to provide an HJT because I can't get to the desktop, and my computer isn't recognizing my flash drive.
Thanks in advance!
Edit: I actually listed it in the Windows XP forum because the virus is gone as far as I know. Now the problem is that Windows Repair Setup isn't making any progress and I need a way to bypass it, or stop the computer from starting setup every time I reboot. Shoulda made that more clear
Edited by Awesoman, 10 February 2009 - 06:53 PM.
Moved to a more appropriate forum~TW