It started like this... I wanted to watch Transformers 2 online, okay? Okay...
It said I needed to download some player, I didn't realize I was downloading it because I just clicked play. It was streaming some bullbleep fake filler of transformers 2 and it downloaded some fake player. I removed it. I went to a website, I won't go into detail, but it was well known. I've never had bad experience with the website, and I've visited it so many times. Never got a virus from it, or had problems with it.
I knew nothing of WinBlueSoft, but it did say something about my IP address attempting to attack their website, and that it's possibly a virus. I downloaded WinBlueSoft and got screwed... I removed it, from the registry, from my program files, any trace there was, I removed it. I got avast professional and ran a scan. It then proceeded to restart my computer and do a boot scan. Almost every exe file ( Executable ) was detected as a virus, or at least, infected with Sality-O or some bleep....
I did notice that most of the 'infected' software was programs that I had running, or had ran after I installed win blue soft.
I got so frustrated because of all the lagg, and freezes, my computer performance DROPPED dramatically.
I couldn't play any games without dropping to 15 FPS, from the usual 50+ fps.
I couldn't download any files because my download speed was dropped to 40 K/B, from it's original 350+ K/B.
So I decided to do a system restore.. I had trouble doing this because it kept skipping the ' Press f10 now ' bleep, it just skipped to a black screen with a blanking " _ " symbol, before saying " INVALID OR DAMAGED BOOTABLE PARTION ".
I got scared, I freaked, I had just ordered a new video card, sound card, and a number of other computer supplies.
This scared me extremely bad. I panicked, I told myself that if I just leave it alone everything will be okay...
A few hours later I turned on my computer, it let me do the system restore. I did the destructive one, it worked... Untill I finally finished setting up my ' NEW XP COMPUTER ' ( You know, the little set-up. ), Then after this I booted up to my desktop. Everything was fine, I was happy, relived, then... Out of no where, my screen goes black. It restarts itself, and then gives me the INVALID OR DAMAGED BOOTABLE PARTION bleep... This really hurts, and frustrates me. I did at least two system restores total. A moment ago I got that horrible error, but managed to boot up again without having to restore. So here I am now, and I beg of you, anyone, the forum team, please, HELP ME!
NOTE: I'm afraid to restart my computer because if I do I get that damn error, but even if it does successfully boot to windows, it still shows that black screen with the blinking _ symbol... Then it proceeds to the win XP loading screen.
Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by Animal, 06 July 2009 - 01:45 PM.