I apologize if this topic has been covered.
I am infected with a "Critical hard drive error" virus.
When my computer loads, it brings up a string of 15 or so error windows. It also brings up a pop up window which is saying it is scanning my computer, and then subsequently finds a myriad of different "problems" and asks me to click to activate the full version.
Networking works, however within a couple of minutes of activity a blue screen pops up and I am rebooted.
I cannot see any of my icons in the start menu, and I have tried to do a system restore through the F8 button and through the desktop without success. When I try to use F8 and then Repair my computer, it brings me to a login screen where I am forced to log in as "other user".
When I load with safe mode, the error windows do not pop up, nor does the fake scan run, however all my icons are still missing from my Start Menu and many are missing from the "My computer" tab (which doesn't exist either, accessing indirectly through some start icons that are still there).
I attempted to run system restore through the windows help and support that pops up in Safe mode, but it tells me it is already running.
I am posting this from my laptop, though it appears I can network in Safe Mode without issue.
Any advice on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help.
EDIT: System restore has popped up in safe mode. I am restoring to an earlier point at this time.
Edited by chgocubs99, 26 September 2011 - 12:18 PM.