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After posting my problem in a general forum, I was redirected here after a staff member was not familiar with a few processes in my Hijack log. I followed the malware removal and hijack log instructions, and have attached my log as a .txt file. I should note that there still exists one particular file mentioned by the previous staff member called "Lien Van de Kelder.exe", which I've learned is a 'mass-mailing worm'. It hasn't caused any noticable problems yet, but I don't want it to become something bad.

But anyways, the original problem I had was as follows:

"Every time I restart my computer, the login prompt comes up, I type in my password, it says 'Windows is starting up...' and then it just sits at the blank screen without making any progress. So I press the restart button (IBM ThinkPad R51) for a second, and then a message comes up that says:

'Other people are logged on to this computer. Shutting down Windows might cause them to lose data. Do you want to continue shutting down?'

If I say No, then nothing happens and it goes back to the blank screen. If I say Yes, then my desktop comes up and everything works fine.

After browsing online I realized many people had a similar problem, but only when shutting down their computers, not starting up. I tried some of the solutions recommended for that problem, but nothing has worked. I'm the only person who uses this computer and I'm not connected to any other computers over a network, and my wireless has WEP encryption."


Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Lemme know if there's any more info I can provide that would be useful.

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also one more thing... when I ran TrojanHunter like recommended, it told me there was an error because C:\minint and C:\preboot could not be found. But both of those folders are present when I explore C, but I cannot open either of them because "Access Denied." Is there any explanation for this?
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