Posted 08 June 2005 - 05:10 PM
I had a virus on my laptop and managed to catch it before it was too late. I was unable to open Norton Virus Scan, but I managed to restart in Safemode NoGUI and I scanned w/ ad-aware and deleted a few files myself. After doing this, I decided to do a Windows repair using the recovery CD that came with the computer. Unfortunately, I forgot to set the computer to reboot back in normal mode. So, when the repair completed, I received a message saying, "Setup cannot continue in Safe-mode. Computer will now restart." I tried restarting and I got the same prompt. I tried holding F8 to select the boot normally option, and set it to do so, but the same prompt comes up. I've also tried using the Windows Recovery Console, (the version of DOS on the CD), but it doesn't allow me to edit boot.ini or even open any executables. I have no idea what to do with it now, and I'd rather not do a complete reformat. I've thought about loading another copy of Windows XP, but I have no idea how this will work. If anyone has suggestions, I would be really happy to hear them.