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#1 kamalkhan


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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:22 AM

hi, i've a virus related problem on my laptop. the virus which got infected my laptop is vdmt16.sys. it shuts down my system very quickly. i tried to open safe mode by going into run and typed msconfig and now its going back to its normal mode cuz computer doesnt start and shuts itself down. im running xp-pro on my system. and suggestions, thx

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 20 June 2005 - 11:13 AM

A couple of options you can try to abort Shutdown.

Click Start / Run
Type command
At the command prompt, type shutdown -a (notice the space between shutdown and -a)
This effectively orders the computer to abort shutdown.

Another way:

Right click on desktop.
Choose New / Shortcut
In the Location box, type C:/windows/system32/shutdown.exe -a
Click Next
Name it abort shutdown, or something similar
Click Finish
Drag it to the quicklaunch bar.
(you can change its icon if you want, right click / Properties)
Now you have a one click, instant shutdown abort.

Then update your Antivirus, and run it.

Go into Safe Mode with networking.
How to start Windows in Safe Mode

Then run these online virus scanners:

Symantec has manual removal instructions here:
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