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Unable to boot into anything but safe mode

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#1 rasp1


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:11 PM


My name is Jay,

Yesterday I had a maleware attack (I am sorry I don't remember which "virus scanner" one) I proceeded to shut my computer down and re boot into safe mode. After that I ran malewarebytes and removed everything to the best of my ability. Upon rebooting I am unable to boot back into anything but safe mode, every other boot option just hangs and reboots.

I am writing this from my laptop, since I am unable to connect to the internet via my other pc (network connections deleted).

Windows XP
Version 2002
SP 3

Appreciate any help.

Thank You,


Edited by hamluis, 23 July 2010 - 01:21 PM.
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#2 rasp1

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 09:11 PM

I am now able to access the internet on my affected desktop. However I am still unable to boot into anything but safe mode. Each attempt to boot reboots right at the Windows screen then takes me to several options. 3 safe mode options, 1 start windows normally option, and 1 last good configuration option. The only option which brings me to windows is the safe mode choices. The other options simply start the reboot loop.

In addition I am unable to access the windows update page, each time I try to load it on internet explorer I receive an web browser error.

I have no Windows XP disc.

Appreciate any help.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 10:26 PM

Try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer. Then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.
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