Hi. Looking for some help restoring, if possible, Windows XP.
Computer was infected with AV security software. i foolishly rebooted in preparation to remove the malware, and found myself in the endless rebooting cycle. I disabled automatic restart and came up with the code STOP:0x0000006f. I used my Windows XP CD to CHKDSK several times. Sometimes it found errors, saying one or more volumes on the drive were damaged, sometimes it said it was fine. I CHKDSK /r twice and still found myself in the rebooting cycle. I used recovery console and rebuilt the boot.ini, used Fixboot, and created a new MBR. I still found myself in the boot cycle so I used the XP CD to do an in-place upgrade to restore the basic files. During this attempt, I received several errors saying that the proper file, typically ending in DLL, could not be found on the disc, and the setup aborted. I tried again, ignoring the error messages this time and the install was more of a success. I was able to load windows. I removed AV security off my computer first by updating Malwarebytes and Superantispyware, d/c from the internet and performing full scans with both several times. That is where my machine is now, up and working, but crippled. I'm getting error messages left and right, typically when i'm trying to open programs. Internet explorer does not work, but Firefox does. Windows firewall no longer exists on my computer. Quicktime is disabled, along with Aol. I'm getting the icon saying "this copy of Windows is not up to date," but I cant update windows through the Microsoft website, or the security center. I'm sure there are other problems I've yet to discover. I'm fairly competent enough to know some of these are registry problems, but I really have no idea how to proceed with correcting these problems. I seek instruction. 0.o M
Internet Explorer - Procedure entry point SetDLLDirectoryW could not be located in the dynamic link library Kernel32.dll
Windows Defender - Needs Windows installer 3.1 or later.
When i try to update Windows I get the same error message as IE.
Apple Quicktime crashes, gives no error code, and closes
XP Firewall - "Windows firewall settings could not be displayed because the associated service is not running. Do you want to start windows firewall sharing (ICS)" and after clicking "Yes," it says "Service could not start."
Some random program I tried "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem." - It doesn't.
Aol sends up an error message each time I sign on, and when opening each email.
And under system properties, no information about my computer is displayed.
These are a few of the quirks I've discovered and that continue. As a follow up to your previous question, I've noted the fact that the performance continues to suffer. Applications take several minutes to load and begin working, streaming online video is impossible to watch due to lag and stagger. When I Reboot, the machine takes upwards of 10 minutes to restart and show the user selection screen, and a full 15 - 20 to get to the desktop. XD
On another forum thread, I was given http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm#RI
So my first question is, what do I do if I already have Recovery Console Installed? Thanks