I have a Dell Inspiron 580 that I bought at the end of January when my Dell 9100's motherboard died. I took the hard drive from the old computer and installed it as second drive in the new machine. Today a message from Windows Defender appeared stating that I had a virus. The machine then rebooted and went to start-up repair, but was unable to repair itself. I tried a system restore and system image restore, but that was unsuccessful. I tried to boot from a repair disc and that was unsuccessful. I was able to boot XP on the other drive after I reactivated it. I ran Super-AntiSpyware on both drives and removed a Trojan. However, this didn't resolve the problem. After repeating the process several times, I was able to get a message to do a chkdsk on the Windows 7 drive, which I did, but I still can't boot. The Windows Defender folder on the 7 drive is inaccessible. The XP drive has no access to the internet. A few things that I have noticed. First, the time keeps moving forward. Second, the message "Windows is loading files" appears during each attempt at boot-up. Also, I am still prompted to do a chkdsk for the 7 drive when I boot up the XP drive. I'm assuming this is all Trojan related, but don't really know how to proceed.
Edited by boopme, 22 May 2011 - 09:57 PM.