I have posted my problem elswhere, but i think this is the right place for it.
I am unable to boot my dell notebook after a malware infection took place.
I have a blinking cursor. I have tried to make some ISO image cds with mutiple different ISO burners, and several versions of windows xp home and the recovery console So far no luck. I am able to access f2, and F12 where i changed the boot sequence for the cd/dvd & or usb drive to boot first, however i have not been able to boot up anything. I have tried using my dell windows xp home sp2 reinstallation disc, however the infected pc does not do anything when i insert that disc(or any other disc). I was able to get a reaction from a bootable program i installed on the usb drive when i installed another bootable program, but it did not get me to the recovery console. I believe I need to "fixmbr", from my understanding in the recovery console, but I cannot get there! Super frustrated that I cannot get back to my recovery console, since i ran chkdsk /r on it. Once it found and fixed errors, I have never been able to get back in. From the little I know, it appears my "mbr" is messed up, and i obviously have some malware on the pc. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
One other question: If i obtained an original Windows XP CD it would make any difference loading via the cd/dvd drive? As i previously mentioned the oem dell disc does not get a response from the infected pc.
Thanks so much Bleeping Com tech support! ( Attached are snaps shots of the screen on my pc, after intially rebooting the pc, and then after running the recovery console and running chkdsk /r)