The difference is i was updating to firefox 8, when my computer started to slo down considerably and spaz, and i got some false malware looking alerts about damaged hd clusters and an equally fake looking system restore window. my PC was too slow, so i rebooted. I have not been able to use my pc since.
i can not boot into xp under any option, not even safe or 'last good configuration', when i try to it just goes back to Post screen. Trying to boot normaly brings up a blue screen for a split second that u can't read in time, then quikly reboots back to post again.
should i go ahead with the initial instructions in the linked thread above? This was around the same ttime as that was posted, bout a few weeks after. Due to certain reasons i have not gone about a full reformat/reinstall and would prefer an attempt at bringing my PC back up again first. Any help with this work of human inanity would be much appreciated.
I bleieve i had some security holes in my PC for two reasons: i had not recently updated my XP at home after staying out of town for an extended period of time before being prompted for the firefox install (a browser i loathe and will never use again), and i had the XP Anti-Virus 2011 malware beforehand in the summer which i went thru removing, but may hav not completely gotten off my systems registry.
Edited by Thetruest, 03 February 2012 - 07:45 PM.