Good Day Forum,
Name is Ivan.
I guess I'll start of with some details about my system and the issue I'm having.
It is a bit unique given the OS isn't the usual XP, it is Windows XP "Embedded", but I'm hoping it's not something that will hinder your ability to help me.
Now the issue is, and I'll be straight up honest, I'm assuming has to do with a P2P filesharing and is very similar in it's essence to the FBI virus.
* The USB keyboard locked out and render the naviagation keys useless upon entering the Boot Menu.
* Windows does not boot past the splashscreen.
I was able to get the keyboard to work by using a PS/2 Adapter I had on hand, giving me the ability to navigate through the Boot Menu and moved on to the next step.
Since my problem symptoms closely resembled the virus mentioned, I have proceded to follow the basic solution people use.
Downloaded HitmanPro App and attempted to make a bootable flashdrive. But unfortunately the only other computer I have is a 64bit Windows machine and I couldn't run a 32bit version I would need to use for the Infected (I'm assuming) machine.
With the Hitman app off the list of quick solutions I turned to AVG Rescue tool which is said to be less sensitive to the version of OS and was faced with yet another issue. When in Boot Menu and attempting to choose USB FDD (Flashdrive?) or any other option, the machine still attempts to boot from HDD and I'm hit with the windows splashscreen that loads for a few seconds and screen goes dark.
I'm kinda limited in what I can do given this machine has no CD drive, so I'm limited to using USB for any tools...however...if needed Im willing to go ahead and install a cd/dvd drive or gain access to a 32bit machine to make the bootable Hitman flashdrive or anything else if it brings us closer to resolving the issue.
Hope I'm posting in th right forum and not being a pest. Looking forward to hearing from you guys, I need to fix this machine since I use it for work and my ability to pay bills depends on it directly.