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Fooled by rogue malware--->attempt to reformat-->incomplete installation and reboot loop

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#1 cml16


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Posted 21 March 2010 - 01:52 AM


I was tricked into installing and purchasing the rogue malware (ave.exe) Vista Defender pro (something along those lines) and incorrectly tried to solve the problem. Suffice it to say, I didn't realize what I was really dealing with and decided to reformat my HD because i could not run any .exe files. So, I've tried reformatting and reinstalling Vista home from a CD (I have an HP laptop) and about halfway through the installation, it will go into a constant reboot loop. It installs until I get the default start-up desktop. Not all the drivers are installed, for example my modem/wifi. Sometimes during the installation process, the menu "FBI GUI Manager" craps out in the middle and it will continue to reboot, with no new installations. Do I need a new HD?

By the way, I was tricked twice (shame on me, i know...) by the malware. but fixed it the second time around with the tutorial on this site. Thanks for saving me the headache of reformatting...twice.

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#2 cryptodan


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Posted 21 March 2010 - 08:11 AM

Have a read here:"FBI GUI Manager" quite a few interesting posts.

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