I think I have a serious virus problem on my IBM Windows XP. Everytime I try to start the computer, even in safe mode, it goes immediately to a blue screen then restarts.
Here's what happened before the problem began:
I inserted a flash drive into my USB port then opened up the flash drive and saved a word document onto the flash drive.
While the document was saving, a picture which looked like a Windows Vista Antivirus program appeared telling me that my virus software was out of date and that a virus was infecting my computer. Every time I pressed cancel it would return back to the yes/no prompt asking me to update. I didn't click yes because I was sure that the software was a virus.
Once I had finished saving the word file, I removed the USB port, closed all files and pulled the plug in my laptop because I had to leave for class. The computer turned off immediately because my battery's long been extinct. Also, when I had opened up task manager to turn off the programs, there was a foreign program that as I recall is named cned.exe. I could be wrong on that one, but it sticks out in my mind.
Right now I can't even start my computer in safe mode. Every time I select a mode to start up in, the computer immediately goes to Blue Screen informing me that a "problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to my computer." There's more on the screen and this is the only screen my computer goes to before restarting again.
Can anyone help??? I have a paper to write tonight and this isn't helping!!!