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Did Spybot clean-up, shut down and now can't boot up

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I recetnly got a virus, winspywareprotect or what have you... at any rate, I downloaded spybot and ran a search and destroy analysis. Spybot, at the end of the analysis, said there was 1 thing it could not get rid of, and recommended I reboot and the program would run automatically upon the restart. Unfortunately, when I re-started, the computer stopped the reboot at the point where there is a blank screen with an arrow in the middle. I tried starting in safe mode, with the same result. is there any recourse? Spybot seemed very optimistic, said I had only 1 thing left to get rid of.

All I want is to turn my computer on :)
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First thing you can try.

Restart the computer. When you hear the single beep or see the Bios screen, press [F8] multiple times until you see a display with the Windows Advanced Options menu. Select the Last Known Good Configuration item from the menu and press [Enter].

Keep in mind that you get only one shot with the Last Known Good Configuration feature. In other words, if it fails to revive your Windows XP on the first attempt, the backup copy is also corrupt.

If you cannot even get to where you can use the F* key, you may have to try doing a repair install with a XP CD.


If that does not work you will need to install the recovery console from a XP cd. The Windows XP CD is bootable and will provide you with access to a tool called Recovery Console.

To boot from the Windows XP CD, insert it into the CD-ROM drive on the problem system and press [Ctrl][Alt][Delete] to reboot the computer. Once the system begins booting from the CD, simply follow the prompts that will allow the loading of the basic files needed to run Setup. When you see the Welcome To Setup screen press R to start the Recovery Console. You'll then see a Recovery Console menu. It displays the folder containing the operating system's files and prompts you to choose the operating system you want to log on to. Just press the menu number on the keyboard, and you'll be prompted to enter the Administrator's password. If you never set a admin password just click OK. You'll then find yourself at the main Recovery Console prompt.

Heres a article on using the recovery console.


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