It all started when i ended up getting a nasty virus. The kind of virus that pops us and installs a fake virus program on your computer. I tried to act fast and restart my pc so i can run malwarebytes in safe mode. I ended up getting into safe mode but i couldn't get malwarebytes to load, i also noticed that the fake virus programs were running while i was in safe mode. I tried to open system restore but that wouldn't load as well.
I then restarted my pc again to try and boot system restore via F11. This is when i got an error that said "error 100c, please contact hp support" i was able to click "ok" with my mouse pointer but my computer would just restart. I tried to boot normally and in safe mode again but i was presented with the same "error 100c" no matter what i did.
I tried to look up help on line with this similar matter and i was suggested to reset my bios. I removed my cmos battery for about 15 minutes and put it back in. I reset the date and boot devices back to the normal settings, i also used partition wizard just to make sure my main drive was set as primary. Now I'm not even seeing the error 100c anymore. Every time i start up i get a black screen that says "windows are loading files" after that it just sits at a black screen. I've also noticed when i press F8 the display options show up very slowly, line by line. I've had a problem like this before where everything loaded slowly but i just pulled out my cmos battery and everything worked again.
I'm not sure what else to do now. I've tried the vista boot disc but that's not really fixing anything. I would like to try and resolve this without having to reinstall my entire operation system. Could it be a problem with my CMOS battery dying? I appreciate any help.
Edited by hamluis, 09 December 2011 - 05:11 PM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.