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WIN 32 Trojan infection

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I am trying to fix a computer that a friend gave to me. It was loaded with spyware so the first thing I did was run Ad-Aware. It had 296 objects removed.

It runs XP and is at least a Pentium2.

When I went back in to clean up more stuff I ran into a looping problem. This is the endless loop it's in:


Windows logon screen - asks for password for administration. I just click OK.

desktop wallpaper screen appears with beach scene.

Screen goes dark black.

Splash screen appears briefly: reads ASUS PB4 (big logo)

start uop routine starts showing all the specs suggests that hitting Control + S will get me into setup - that never works. I can't get into set-up.

Windows XP loading screen runs

Windows logon screen appears- I click OK

The windows desktop finally opens.

I click start and get the following message: It's a RUNDLL screen box: "Error loading C:\WINDOS\xxxsts.ddl could not be found"

click OK to shut it and it reboots and the sequence starts again.

I can't get into startup with Control + S. Is there another way?

Could I add a second hard drive and then load a WIN 32 trojan removal program in that and the target the other drive?

I have plenty of cleaning software but with the CPU in that kind of a loop I have no idea how to break the chain.
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