My home computer (Windows XP) contracted a serious problem two days ago. As a result, I cannot boot my computer: Whether starting it in normal mode or in safe mode, it will always freeze on the Windows welcome screen. In an attempt to resolve this issue, I used an AVG Rescue Disc today to scan the computer's hard drive. The results of this scan informed me that WINLOGON.EXE, EXPLORER.EXE, and SVCHOST.EXE all have viruses.
Obviously, I'm in quite a pickle. I cannot delete these files because they are vital to my computer's operation. I cannot replace these files or restore my system because I simply can't boot my computer. And I cannot repair these files because my computer is quite old, and I no longer have the manufacturer's repair/reinstall discs.
What should I do? Because there are files that I need from this computer, is the only option I have left to take out my hard drive and transfer the files with a USB universal drive adapter? Please advise.
Edited by Apple305, 03 February 2012 - 02:50 PM.