I know I will be reprimanded for running combofix without first setting up a topic here on bleepingcomputer.com and getting an expert advisor to walk me through the steps. It was a mistake to run the program on my own.
In any case, after installing combofix and the MS Recovery Console, running combofix one time, and apparently removing combofix, I find I am unable to remove the Recovery Console. I have tried to follow Microsoft's directions regarding deleting the cmdcons folder, but items within the folder are un-deletable and, by extension, the folder itself is un-deletable.
If you all can look past my imprudent and improper, unguided use of combofix, and are willing to assist me in trying to remove the Recovery Console, I'd appreciate it.
One other point: Following the "Please select the operating system to start:" text when I restart the computer, I am presented with 3 choices, as follows:
"Microsoft Windows Recovery Console"
"do not select this [debugger enabled]"
"Microsoft Windows XP Professonal"
Based on limited past experience, I would have expected only the 1st and 3rd listed choices. I have no idea what the "do not select this [debugger enabled]" choice is about. (An option during boot up that says don't select this is kind of unsettling/worrisome.) If you can shed any light on this, I would, again, be grateful.
Thanks in advance for any reply. And if this message has in any way been wrongly posted, my apologies, and please let me know how to correct the mistake.