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Windows XP Damaged

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#1 nintendo1889


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:56 PM

My windows xp installation was damaged by this virus:
The symptom I noticed is that it put files that were already on my hard drive, and put these same files in many 
other folders on my. These files were not infected, though. A scan with an updated Avast (obtained on a clean 
computer) through ubcd4win showed no viruses though.
I tried doing an inplace reinstall from my xp pro cd but it was a volume cd. It never gave me the Repair an 
installation option. It installed to a separate folder c:\windows.0 and installed the users to c:\docs and 
settings\all users.0, etc.... So all the data is still there and I get a boot.ini menu to boot my old OS. I get a 
0x0000007b error when I tried to boot. I enabled boot logging but I can't find the boot logs. I used my microsoft 
XP DaRT/ERD Commander cd, but it shows no restore points.  The system also blue-screens when I attempt to boot into safe mode.
Here's my boot.ini:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.0="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptOut
C:\="Previous Operating System on C:"
I am thinking I just need to bite the bullet and use the fresh install, but I wanted to ask here first. Most of my 
apps I use are portable already, just trying to avoid reinstalling all my apps that weren't portable.

Edit: Moved topic from Windows XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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