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#1 meason

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:04 PM

I just picked up a virus about 20 minutes ago while watching a show on Windows XP Professional. I'm not sure how it happened but in the middle of the show a whole suite of warnings and pop-ups came up. I couldn't stop them so I turned of the computer, however now it won't start up. It gets to the Windows loading screen, where there is the Windows symbol and a looping loading bar. After this page it shows a screen that looks like a BSOD with maybe three lines of text but it disappears so quickly I can't read it. I've tried loading both in Safe Mode and in Last Known Configurations mode but neither work. I'm fairly certain that my computer is done for, but if anyone could lend some advice I'd be grateful.

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#2 powerjuce

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:17 PM

hey meason

My first suggestion would be to post this in the Am I Infected? section as they would be able to best guide you.
However before you talk to them I suggest while booting up, you press F8.
In the menu of option listed, select Disable Restart on system failure.
Then in the post include that error.

~powerjuce




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