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XP Logon problems after virus removal


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#1 Zline

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 03:26 PM

Greetings All:

Here’s another in the long sad list of virus infections stories:
My Gateway GM5088 with XP Media Edition was infected with Win32/virut. I have used numerous removal tools including: Defender, the AVG Virut removal tool, Super-anti-spyware and Malewarebytes.

Now when I turn on the computer it seems to boot normally but the instant the desktop appears a windows box pops up that say “Closing Network Connections” and then “Shutting Down” after a few seconds a windows logon box appears with the options to Restart, Shutdown, Hibernate, etc. The same thing happens when I try to enter via SafeMode.

I have tried to use the Recovery Console but after entering Fixboot it says it cannot find the partition however when I hook the drive up to another computer I can see all the files. Is this drive a lost cause or is there a way to logon?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 06:52 PM

<<Is this drive a lost cause or is there a way to logon?>>

http://support.gateway.com/s/software/MICR...15418su31.shtml

If...you really have the XP Recovery Console installed...and you actually accessed it and tried to run the fixboot command...I don't understand that. In order to even get to the XP Recovery Console, the system must recognize an existing XP install.

If the system/Recovery Console recognized the install...I guess that I don't understand how the fixboot command could fail to identify it.

In any case...try running the chkdsk /r command from the Recovery Console.

After that completes...try running the fixmbr command.

Louis




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