So on Friday night, my sister got some sort of virus on my computer. I ran adaware and found 4 threats and got rid of them. Then, after the restart all the programs on my desktop stopped working. You could click on things and it would start to load but then would just stop. I couldn't install anything then either. So, I was told to try taking my hard drive out of that computer and putting it into another and running malware bytes on it. Malware bytes came up with nothing so I put the hard drive back into the computer and started saving what I needed onto external drives. After that, I did a system restore back to the factory settings and now Windows won't load. It loads up to the swirling colors that form the windows logo and then stops and says that an error occurred and that it can't boot windows.
I really need help here, I'm a college student with a little bit of knowledge of computers but not a ton. I need help though because I have papers due and tests to take in the next few days.
edit: this may actually be in the wrong section since it was malware/virus related at first. if it is, i apologize. I'm new and desperate.
Edited by hamluis, 24 October 2010 - 03:34 PM.