I posted something else in the "Am i infected forum" that might belong here, my problem has transgressed from viral to microsoft issues
I am running Microsoft Windows XP Professional on a Lenovo Thinkpad z60m.
I am pretty sure I got Antivirus pro so I tried to restart in safe mode and got stuck in a loop
The usual blue screen appears after trying to bootin safe mode with
""A PROBLEM HAS BEEN DETECTED AND WINDOWS HAS BEEN SUT DOWN TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER.
IF THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE SEEN THIS ERROR SCREEN RESTART YOUR
COMPUTER. IF THIS SCREEN APPEARS AGAIN FOLLOW THESE STEPS:
CHECK FOR VIRUSES ON YOUR COMPUTER. REMOVE ANY NEWLY INSTALLED HARD DRIVES OR HARD DRIVE CONTROLLERS. CHECK YOUR HARD DRIVE TO MAKES SURE IT IS PROPERLY CONFIGURED AND TERMINATED. RUN CHKDISK /F TO CHECK FOR HARDDRIVE CORRUPTION, AND THEN RESTART YOUR COMPUTER.
--(some error codes)--"
unfortunately i cannot reboot in any other mode such as safe mode, normal mode, best configuration, debugging mode etc.
Similar problems have been reported with the computer being stuck in safe mode loop after a virus.
Solutions posted have been succesfull and are as follows:
open windows recovery console
get to c:\windows
enter: bootcfg /rebuild
rebuild the boot.ini file
issue occurs here: when i bootcfg /rebuild the os location: comes up as blank
notethat bootcfg /list yields 4 results
1,2,3 are ones i have created...the third one is:
 "microsoft Windows XP Professional"
OS Load Options: /fastdetect
the original boot is as follows:
 "Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
OS Load options: /fastdetect /safeboot:minimal
OS Location: C:\windows
So obviously i am stuck with  because 1,2,3 will not load the windows os...
issue with 4 is that the /safeboot:minimal keeps me in safe mode---which is corrupt
a) how do i fix the issue with locating the correct os bootcfg/ scan yields the blank one
how to i edit  to erase the /safeboot:minimal
any help is appreciated.
note i also tried
no effect or positive result