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Can't restart following attempt at malware virus removal tutorial


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#1 witwisdom

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 11:44 AM

For the second time - I was following a bleeping computer tutorial to remove a malware virus from my laptop (PC- Dell - running vista). A first attempt at using the tutorial was successful, so I was confident about using this again. At one point the laptop needed to restart, but when it automatically restarted I could only access a black/blank screen. In each corner of the screen it has 'Safe mode' and at the top of the screen - 'Microsoft ® Windows ®(Build 6001:Service Pack1).

I keen not to start from scratch/system restore as I have images/work not fully backed up. Can anyone suggest a solution?

If I force shut down and start again - I can get to the safe mode option screen (+ safe mode with networking/safe mode with command prompt).
When I leave the computer to start normally I just to come to a completely black screen.

Baring in mind I would like to access work saved on the computer - any advise would be gratefully received.

Many thanks!

Mod Edit: OP reposted in Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 27 November 2011 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2011 - 03:37 PM

Hi witwisdom,

I would recommend posting in the Am I infected? What do I do? as you may still be infected. Please read Before You Post About A Problem before posting.



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Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:22 PM

Reposte here,so I am closing this to avoid confusion.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic429591.html/page__p__2488455#entry2488455
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