Easy enough, few second later I was rebooting and got a dreaded blue screen of death (before the OS got to boot) that quickly restarted my computer again asking me how i would like to boot. I started to go through every boot method until it started giving me only 2 options (start normally and a system restore one). I clicked on the system restore and upon loading the screen freezes ( I left it there for over 2 hours ).
Even though I am using Windows 7 I have an old Windows XP disc and was willing to temporarily downgrade to fix the problem and erase my entire hard drive. I inserted the disc and booted from the CD and upon loading it gave me another blue screen!
During and in between all my attempts to fix this I have been on google and bleepingcomputer reading endless amounts of cases and not once have I found one where they could not boot up from any mode.
*If needed I can post the blue screen error messages, just ask if you want me to.*
*The farthest I can boot to is the windows loading screen, after that the computer automatically restarts itself*
*Never had any viruses prior(on this computer anyways), nor any warning signs (but I am POORLY protected)*
*I can get a CD-RW if its needed, I am currently on a 10 year old computer just have to share the monitor*
*I am on a DELL Inspiron 560 and using Windows 7*
*I already check the connections on the drive and it was okay*
Okay I will post exactly what this virus did to me:
I was browsing google images to get a template image to use for a website, all the sudden my windows navigation bars changed shape. They became much bigger and seconds later I got about 20 error messages saying my computer was infected. I started closing these windows and the actual "VIRUS REMOVAL" popped up. It was titled S.M.A.R.T and started scanning my computer. I tried closing it and as far as i remember it didnt stop it and I even tried closing out of everything I had opened except my browser. My desktop then turned black and everything was removed from my desktop. I clicked the start button and everything was removed from there too. Thats when I google searched the only thing I remembered vividly "SMART" and added virus to it. I got multiple pages giving instructions on how to fix it so the first step was to reboot but that ended up in catastrophe. What im getting from the other articles on this virus is it hides files (but does not delete them) from you.
Now I wish i didn't panic and hit system restore before rebooting, can't help to feel like it would of had a completely different outcome!
I highly appreciate everyones help in advance and not only in this thread but in all the others, I have read multiple things in this forum in just the few hours I absorbed a great amount of knowledge about what I am dealing with!
If im missing something that is needed and is highly important feel free to ask!
Edited by drigney, 09 June 2012 - 01:56 PM.