Similar to ScottRecinos problem (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic329269.html
) but worse. He at least gets a ""Dos-like" apology screen that says Windows did not start correctly and offering to re-try using several methods."
Basically, my computer passes the boot cycle. Then the screen goes black for a second, the little DOS cursor blinks in the corner twice and my computer restarts.
I've tried using a system disc to repair my XP, as well as install another OS on the HDD (in another partition) but it hasn't changed the boot cycle. Obviously this means it'll successfully boot off other pieces, just not the HDD. Tried moving to another SATA port, but it didn't change anything.
So, I'd gotten some malware about a week or two ago. My AVG and anti-spyware software couldn't find it, and although I could find the process file and delete it, it would come back. I did a google search on it but nothing turned up. I just kinda let it go unattended. A couple nights ago, there were new process running. I found out at, like, 2 in the morning so I set AVG to scan and went to sleep. I woke up and I couldn't open any programs, nor the task manager. I opened an explorer window, but it didn't change much so I restarted my computer. That's when I found it it wouldn't go on again.