Trying to remove a nasty rootkit from an XP machine with ComboFix, but when it gets through the initial loading bar it comes up with the message "ComboFix is only for use with Windows 2000 and XP machines". It is the latest version of ComboFix, downloaded straight from BleepingComputer. My thoughts are that the rootkit has corrupted the registry so much that ComboFix doesn't recognise Windows XP, Any way to force ComboFix to act like it is an XP machine?
Would really hate to have to completely reinstall the machine. Have already tried to repair XP but the setup utility doesn't recognise Windows either and just asks which partition to install on.
Edited by hamluis, 21 March 2011 - 06:39 AM.
Moved from XP forum to AV, Firewall, etc.