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comstant rebooting since virus scan

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#1 lowanluice


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Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:07 AM

Just completed a virus scan using Avira, since then computer keeps rebooting gets as far as the windows loading screen, but before log on screen appears, system reboots.
I am running window XP professional, have tried starting in safe mode, not happening, also tried starting last know configuration, but still no luck there.

Unfortunately, don't have the original install disc :thumbsup:

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#2 Duct Taped Goat

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:52 AM

My suggestion would be this, mostly to at least properly diagnose.

Take your harddrive and hook it up to a second computer as slave.

Browse your harddrive and find the Avira logfile.

Report findings.

I'm guessing that it's trying to remove the virus at boot and failing at it.

By reading the logfile you should be able to determine what virus it is and manually eliminate it.

#3 Elise


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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:26 AM

There is no need to slave your harddisk to another computer, we have easier methods to access it.

Download http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/unetboot...dows-latest.exe to the desktop of your clean computer
  • Insert your USB drive
  • Press Start > My Computer > right click your USB drive > choose Format > Quick format
  • Double click the unetbootin-xpud-windows-387.exe that you just downloaded
  • Press Run then OK
  • It will install a little bootable OS on your USB
  • After it has completed do not choose to reboot the clean computer simply close the installer
  • Next download http://noahdfear.net/downloads/driver.sh to your USB
  • Remove the USB and insert it in the sick computer
  • Boot the Sick computer
  • Press F12 and choose to boot from the USB
  • Follow the prompts
  • A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
  • Press File
  • Expand mnt
  • sda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDD
  • sdb1 is likely your USB
  • Click on the folder that represents your USB drive (sdb1 ?)
  • Confirm that you see driver.sh that you downloaded there
  • Press Tool at the top
  • Choose Open Terminal
  • Type bash driver.sh
  • Press Enter
  • After it has finished a report will be located on your USB drive named report.txt
  • Remove the USB drive and insert back in your working computer and navigate to report.txt
Copy and paste the report.txt for my review

You can use xPUD also to search for the Avira log.

regards, Elise

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