Firstly, sorry if I have started this thread needlessly, I have read through this thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic138692.html but I was unable to directly Identify my problem and a suitable solution.
Now to the details of my request for help:
I recently battled a very difficult virus that had infected my PC, it took many attempts to remove it and after running through many different methods, such as running RKill, then running; combofix, Malware-Anti, TrojanHunter, trjsetup682, cleandh, and several other such software. Unfortunately I this was several weeks ago, I have procrastinated badly I know, the thing is that after this occured I was going to simply remove all my important data from my pc and then wipe/reinstall XP to ensure that I had a clean system. Unfortunately when I try to do this, by booting from the CD and then trying to delete the partition and then reinstall it gives me an error message:
INF file txtsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 4096 setup can not continue press any key to exit.
There is a small crack about 2 cm long that runs inwards from the rim on the CD itself.
Further symptoms of what is wrong with my actual PC appears to be a problem with my system32 folder:
I can not access the internet without using safe mode with networking
I am not seeing any tell tales of a continued infection on my PC but I cant be certain
It is possible that during my extensive battle with the virus, I allowed several files that may have been crucial to the operating system to be deleted.
I am sorry that I can give any further information.
What I am hoping is that someone can suggest either:
1) a way to reinstall XP without wiping my data, and then a fool proof means to check if my OPSYS is still corrupt
2) Vice Versa, as considered appropriate by an expert
3) what ever specialist advice is given that is supported by other experienced users to troubleshoot the issue/s
Thanks for your time in reading and responding to my post.
This is not time critical, but it would be a load of my mind to get this fixed in the next few days, work and what not to do as do we all. I will admit I am trying to avoid calling a local IT specialist to come and fix the problem, as I prefer to be taught and learn myself so that I am able to take more responsibility for my PC in the future.
Edited by hamluis, 16 May 2012 - 07:39 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.