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Cannot start Windows XP normaly

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#1 kedwinbrohl


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:53 PM

Can only start the computer in safe mode or safe mode with networking or command prompt.
Starting computer normally it will either blue screen, log on temporarily and then reboot or it will just keep rebooting unless I go to safe mode. Tried last known good config, have run malwarebytes, house calls, gmer and one for mbr. The mbr log came back with copy of mbr found on sector 60! I have tried various tech sites for help and removed many viruses, trojans and malwares. Everything seems to point to a corrupt Bootini. I followed steps for correcting that with windows recovery console but still the same problem. i go to msconfig and the bootini seems corrupted. there's a copy of the bootini that says : /noexecute=optin
between Windows XP Home Edition and /fastdetect. there;s nothing under boot loader and the timeout says =3.
Has anyone dealt with this before? Can I some how delete this or do I need to take the computer in. I am a novice at best but if I could get some help or guidance perhaps I can tackle this myself.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:58 PM

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.

If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:22 PM

Malware topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic438425.html

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MR Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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