Hi, sorry to multiple post but I got Windows XP to boot again!
I used the recovery console and initiated a successful "System Restore" (although the system restore points in the backup folder look distinctly mangled.)
It booted okay, I updated the antivirus but when I rebooted it froze at the log-in screen with zero disc activity. I then rebooted with "Last known good configuration" and ran Malwarebytes which picked up the "Rogue whiz" (or something like that)piece of malware, which I deleted.
Now I have a further issue with my Avast! antivirus (see previous link), and am still getting the annoying warning messages about Outlook Express (see original post).Please, is there any way I could just supress these messages since I never use Outlook Express?
I would just reinstall XP but I have lost my Windows XP Pro installation disc. I paid for a clean installation about a year ago from our local computer shop.
Aha I Googled it and found this:
" ... and disable Outlook Express from starting when you turn on your computer. Please follow these steps:
- Click Start -> Run
- Type "msconfig" (without the quotes) and hit the Enter key
- From within the System Configuration Utility window, select the Startup tab
- Scroll through the startup list. You should see a line entry that refers to Outlook Express. Once you find it, remove the check mark from that line entry and then click Apply and then OK
- You will be prompted to restart your computer
- Once your computer restarts, a disclaimer window will appear telling you that the System Configuration Utility was used. Put a check mark in the box electing not to see that message again.
Source: google search for "disable Outlook in msconfig"
Edited by AliasSmith&Jones, 30 December 2012 - 05:00 PM.