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cant log in to Windows in any mode


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#1 ramhines

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:11 PM

I picked up a hijacker, and while it was trying to do a scan, I tried to shut down in order to stop it. When I reboot, now I can not log into windows in either regular or safe mode, the system will not accept my password. I tried booting from an older version of McAfee CD, but it did not find the virus. Any ideas?

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 07:48 PM

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
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