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#1 ffsct1

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:06 PM

I got infected through an e-mail from a friend. The message said "Say goodbye to windows" and than the computer rebooted. When it restarted I got a black screen w/ a blinking cursor and nothing else. I can access the BIOS. I booted to ERD Commander and attached to my Windows install and used System Restore but that didn't work. I used the system restore disk and restored my laptop from the factory image partition , it copied the image (which I could see as it progressed) and than when I rebooted it did the same thing (black screen). Has anyone heard of something like this before? I couldn't find any info at MacAfee, Symantec, AVG, Trend Micro websites. Can someone please help? Thanks

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:43 PM

Have you contacted the person who supposedly sent you the email that you suspect is the cause of this problem? The reason I ask is because it could just be a coincidence and you have a problem other than malware. I see a lot of info on the web about black screen and blinking cursor but nothing about it being caused my malware.
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