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It all began with a flood of errors from McAfee, virus scan defs corrupted, spamkiller unable to start, but Firewall still worked. So i uninstalled then reinstalled McAfee, which led to a stream of reboots as the system would not make it into Windows, it would get as far as a log in screen then the monitor would turn off, which led me to have to do a few hard reboots.
Now the system can get into Windows, SVCHOST is running at 100% and Explorer and Iexplore close immediately upon launch. All start up programs have been disabled in msconfig, i even went as far as disabling a few services and still no change. I can get into the Windows partition through linux to make any changes, and attempted a manual system restore, as the automatic system restore could not restore to any date selected. This also did not resolve the issue. I have also attempted a repair installation and the problem remains. I have also booted the computer with BartPE and ran a virus scan and spyware scan and both come up clean. Any other options anyone may know of so i dont have to do a complete reinstall? Also, the problem also exists in safe mode. However i can access task manager and a cmd prompt, but i do not have any network access (windows related, as the same cards/connections are available and working in linux)
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Did you want to post a hijack this log, so we can look at it further or hav eyou already done that?
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