My XP machine has a problem. It gave me the Moneypak page on boot up and won't boot into safe mode.
I made a ubuntu startup disk and used that to backup my data files. Also, ran some antivirus boot disks (Kaspersky, Bitdefender, and AVG), but it did not fix the problem. However, they did get rid of the Moneypak page that was showing on startup. Now when doing a normal boot, I see my desktop for about 1 or 2 seconds, then get a beige screen which changes quickly to a white screen and hear the hard drive spinning - probably loading things. When I hold the power button to reboot, the blank page shuts down and I can briefly see my normal desktop full of icons again. Not enough time though to run any programs.
Since I can access my files by booting into Ubuntu, I assume the problem could be fixed by manually removing the right files or making some other changes, but I don't know which.
Can anyone help me get my machine working again? Your assistance is much appreciated.