My question is...Since I dont have a recovery CD can I burn a cd off of my laptop and install it in my desktop. If this is possible, am I going to lose all my stuff (Pictures and documents)? Is there somewhere where I could get directions on how to burn a copy thats understandable?
What do you mean when you say "install it in my desktop"? Are you simply asking if you can copy all of your pictures and documents onto a CD and move them over to your desktop PC? If that's what you're asking, you would either need to be able to get the laptop booted up, which would involved removing the virus/malware issues first, or another option would be to remove your hard drive from your laptop and use a device that can read the contents of it from another PC in order to copy data over. You would need to have that device first, obviously, and it would be greatly beneficial to have a helper there in person to assist you in getting all of the pictures, documents and whatever else you want off of the laptop's hard drive.
First, I think it's worth attempting to remove the infection from your laptop, so you'll need to tell us a little more information. What happens when you start the computer? You said that you can't get into Windows, so what does your laptop do when you turn it on? Please be specific as to where and how it stops working and any error messages you might see. Also, with regard to not being able to get into Safe Mode, please give the details as to what happens when you try that.
It's going to take some time and diligent work, but we will hopefully be able to resurrect your laptop or at least recover your data.
Edited by Eric RBA, 11 August 2009 - 11:26 AM.