A few days ago, AV security suite installed itself onto my pc, bringing up all sort of security warnings such as "Application cannot be executed. The file is infected" I know its a scareware. After it was installed, I was still able to reboot my computer in regular as well as in safe mode, with no problems at all. Well now it wont do that for me anymore, and I've been tearing my hair out trying to get this thing back up and running. I was in the process of removing that very annoying file but when I boot up my computer now, it's stuck on the screen with the windows xp logo instead of proceeding to the login screen. Even when I try booting in safe mode (as well as with networking), it either gives me the black screen with all files listed it needs to boot or the blue screen of death stating:
and gives me the technical information of:
** STOP: 0x000000d1 (0x00000018, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xf7b1925f)
** iastor.sys - address f7b1925f base at f7b0a000, datestamp 42b2df42
Why would it boot up just fine one minute then start doing this? What can make it be doing this? Is there anything I can do in order to correct this? I would really like to be able to save my files. Please help me.
Edit: Also my os is Windows XP home media edition on a Dell XPS 400
Edited by certifiedkj, 18 August 2010 - 07:00 PM.
Moved from XP forum to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.