The relevant thread is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic416522.html/page__st__30
Short Summary - while infected, I ran a scan with AVG and accidentally had "Automatically Fix Errors" selected and the PC was unbootable (NTLDR is missing). I managed to get the PC to work again by copying over four critical files from a previous restore point (using the recovery console), but I have a few minor issues and was hoping someone here could help. (I suspect there are probably system .dll files that I need to swap out to get the system working - and there may be additional problems that I haven't had a reason to discover yet).
Known problems that I need help with:
- I have a SATA hard drive, but I have to set NATIVE IDE in the BIOS to get the system to load. If I set the recommended one (AHCI), I get NTLDR is missing again.
- Possibly related - if I go to Display Properties, the only entry is "Themes" - there is no option to change resolutions, change screen savers, change power-down options, etc. There are also no tabs on the top of the form.
- In a text file, if I click on a hyperlink, links do not open in Firefox and I can't open Internet Explorer (Ordinal Missing error). I am going to try re-installing Internet Explorer, but haven't done so yet.
- Occasionally, the system will hang on shutdown, but it hasn't done that lately.
The first two bullets are the ones I'd really like an answer to.
Thanks in advance!!!