I am not a technically sound but normally I manage to repair my computer's problems by following the forums. I had a FakeAgent virus infection last week which I managed to clean by installing SuperAntispyware.My Mcafe although confirmed cleaning it many times but wasn't successful, even MBAM failed to trace. However, after cleaning I realized that I am not able to use system restore although I had several restore points.Also, I couldn't boot in safe mode/ any advanced mode. I tried few solutions from various forums but nothing worked.Finally I downloaded Safeboot program learning in one forum and used it to boot in safe mode. My computer then showed the advanced boot option but once windows screen started it ended up with blue screen error " stop 0x0000007E (0xC0000005,0xF76B0211,0xF78FA4E8,0xF78FA1E4)". The only way was to restart using power button but always ended up at the blue screen. I surfed several forums to find a solution and finally decided to use XP Pro SP3 CD to use recovery console or repair. When I used the one I got, it never offered any recovery or repair option and rather started installing it on C drive without cleaning the existing system flies. When I realized it is trying to install fresh, I stopped. Now I have one existing corrupted installation and other one is half installed XP, so now I get two boot options. The existing ends up in blue screen and the other one looks forward to complete the set up. Obviously I don't want fresh installation at all.
My goal is to first recover the data and then repair XP and finally erase the halfway installed XP in the same partition where OS in installed. Is it possible to achieve? Can someone help by explaining step by step procedure. Should I complete the half installation and if I do, can I use that to recover my data and eventually repair the first one. Will it work that way?
I have already spent two whole days in first cleaning the virus and finally landing up in a messed up state.Please help !!! Thanking you all in advance.
Edited by hamluis, 13 June 2011 - 10:21 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.