First off, we are unable to find the original Recovery CDs.
So I was asked to do a favor for a friend. Her laptop had a worm of some sort that she needed help getting rid of. Well, I tried running Sypbot, and it seemed to work fine, but I had problems right after it finished. I ran into the problem where the logon screen would appear, I would try to select an account, but it would log me right back off. I tried to go into safe mode, but I get a blue screen and am restarted.
I tried following this tutorial on how to fix the Logon/Logoff Loop:
Didn't work. I get an error while trying to run Spybot. But after trying to run what I was told to run, I get a couple missing DLL file errors instead of the looping. Probably because it can't even get there anymore.
I then tried borrowing another Windows XP CD, and booting that way, but I am given this error:
"Setup Did Not Find Any Hard Disk Drives"
But I know for a fact that there is in fact a hard drive in the machine, and it is being detected. In the logon/logoff loop tutorial, I used a Vista recovery CD. And I am able to see the C:\ drive, which is untouched space wise, so it's there.
So is there anything I can do? I've tried everything. Including:
- Safe Mode [Blue Screen]
- Last Known Good Configuration [No Change]
- Logon/Logoff Tutorial [Made Things Worse]
- Tried Another Windows XP CD [Hard Drive Error]
Any help is greatly appreciated!