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PC in restart loop on load - WinXP

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#1 Having Troubles

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:16 AM

Hi guys,
Hoping you can help me.
I'm pretty sure I picked up a virus a few days ago - I have just returned from holiday to find my PC restarting on load.
I remember AVAST gaving me a warning, then there was a pop-up Malware Virus Scanner, I managed to close that by ending the process.
I ran AVAST which picked up a few items, and told me to re-scan on boot.
When rebooting it proceeded to discover a heap of problems and asked if I should delete - being naive I clicked 'Delete All' and continued working on my other system.
It deleted quite a few issues before loading up. After use I shut the computer down and I have only just returned and started that machine up.

It gets to the load-up Windows page (background with icons loaded) and goes black, and restarts - as if it's stuck in a loop.

I somehow managed to get to a blue screen saying:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent .... has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
It also said something about aspwSP.sys
STOP 0x0000008E (etc etc)

Apologies for the vague description problem, as I restarted without writing down the displayed problem results.

I'm running Win XP (Can't remember which version and I can't get to the start menu to see).
I have Avast Home and Malware Bytes installed.
I havent added any new hardware for over a year and the computer isn't even warm when operating.
I tried restarting in Safe mode and Last known configuration with no success.

If you can shed a light it would be greatly appreciated,

Edited by Having Troubles, 10 February 2011 - 04:19 AM.

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