Last night i attempted to install PC Tools Firewall Plus Free Edition, however the installation froze and after 8 hours never came back. I then closed the installation...
It was only then that i noticed my internet connection had gone, so i ran the uninstaller for the firewall and it required a reboot... I was working on something on the net at the time and i needed to get my internet back to save what i was working on so i attempted to get my internet working myself. I am very good with computers (im sure you get that a lot, but i am actually a computer technician and have run out of ideas). in my attempts to get the internet back i did the following things:
Did a connection repair, didnt work.
attempted to remove the folder of pctools, didnt work there was still two files left - driver.exe which was not possible to terminate even using fileassasin and a logfile.
Stop, and set the pctools services to disable, didnt work...
I noticed that i couldnt stop the services, so i found where they were in the windows services folder and deleted the files, didnt work
I then went to bed, turning off the computer.
Today i come back to find that whenever i try to boot (safe mode or normal mode) it gets to the windows loading splash screen for about .5 seconds then reboots.
I have limited access to the computers files because i actually have a linux partition (Mint (i believe its helena/8)) so that may help.
The windows partition is XP Home SP2, and i have lost my installation disk.
I really appreciate your help!
EDIT: I notice that when i try to boot in safe mode, i get to mup.sys before it reboots. I have also deleted the driver.exe and logfile so that i know it isnt them...
Edited by jinxbox, 15 March 2010 - 01:25 PM.