Running Windows XP Media Center Edition on a Dell Dimension E520 with AVG 9.0 installed. I also update AVG religiously.
Problem began, when AVG notified me that I have several threats. Approx 6 threats with 3 of them with a description of GERENIC10.BLAV (I can't remember extactly) Ran AVG several times and was not able to remove threat because the it was on the white list. Threats where associated with the USERINIT.EXE file.
I got the bright idea to remove the USERINIT.exe file manually. I was only able to remove said file manual until I started in safe mode and removed it manually. After restarting, I would then run into a continuous loop at the log in screen of windows start up. i.e. It would "Load personal setting", then literally seconds later go to "saving setting" I was never able to reach the actual desktop.
To solve this new problem, I decided to go use the CD Recovery (Operating System) CD that came with my computer. I selected to "fix a previously installed version" during the setup. It seemed like it installed well, but when the installation was finished, however now things have gotten only worst. Now my computer is on a continuous start up loop. As soon as I get to the Windows Loading screen (with bars scrolling under Windows logo), the computer begins to restart itself.
I have gone in the the boot set up and selected the last known good configuration, but it has not solved my problem at all.
I am stuck now with nowhere to go. Much Thanks in advance for any help.
Edited by Pandy, 04 August 2010 - 01:08 AM.
Moved from Windows XP to the most appropriate forum ~Pandy