I just stuck winlogon into avg's virus vault.
How to boot?
I cannot very well take it out of the vault if I cannot even boot, not even in safe mode.
no special pack 1
no special pack 2
just windows xp
looks like sp2
version 5.1, build 2600, sp2
i turn on my laptop over there
and it just keeps trying to boot over and over again
'till i power it off.
i tried looking through microsoft online stuff over and over
the computer didn't come with disks i can boot from
to free the winlogon back
it didn't occur to me i wouldn't even have a way to take the thing out of the avg vault
i need at least a rudimentary way to access things
i'm having a very hard time getting a straight answer out of any of microsoft's resources.
I could kick both avg and myself for this.
First of all,
that i didn't allow avg to do to it just now
by altering its path and preventing boot.
---let me correct that --I wasn't yet experiencing problems with winlogon
i have less reason to think it was false positive from avg
(let me skip the part.)
They should have given me like ten! warnings on that one.
And I would also like to kick myself for FOLLOWING its suggestion and not taking the time to ponder that winlogon sounds every bit as serious as the warning could possibly imply.
Damn! Updates Updates Updates
I've never seen a better reason to start thinking about getting a Macintosh than all the stupid little updates annoyances.
As far as I can tell, avg (my anti-virus) just asked me to kill the function-path of my windows just because it presumed it would have a particular update. And, idiot that I am, I went ahead and stuck my perfectly fine winlogon into a virus vault.
Who's dumber, me or avg or microsoft? I'd say the three of us break even, at the moment!
Edited by nectarN, 17 March 2007 - 07:13 PM.