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Not Sure What's Happened - Everything Seems To Have Died


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Dove1989

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My computer has gone awol (I'm currently on my fiance's). I got a virus yesterday - though I don't know what kind, it wanted to change my registry but I denied all changes - so I did a thorough Avast! virus scan but it took too long, the whole day so I had to cut it short. So today, I ran a shorter one and did it through Boot Up.

Well, it seemed to get stuck on the same file at 97%, so after several hours I restarted my computer and now, when I turn it on, there's an egg timer over the taskbar at the bottom and the start menu. None of the things in the little corner that are supposed to come up do, except for the time (both times I tried) and volume control (only the first time I tried).

The middle doesn't have an eggtimer but nothing will open, not even a simple .txt document. When I tried to open a .txt document all I got was an egg timer and nothing happened.

I don't know what to do :) :) :) I'm kinda hoping if I leave it off for a bit then when I turn it back on it'll be alright, but if it's not, how can I fix it? I can't open any virus checkers :)

My computer is Windows XP by the way.

Edited by Dove1989, 13 May 2009 - 02:32 PM.

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I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post the reguested logs in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post the required logs, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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Dove1989

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Yeah, but the point is I can't do anything on my computer - nothing will work.
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have you tried to boot to Safe Mode
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No, how would I do that? And would that help?
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Reboot and at the second post screen (BLACK) start tapping F8
That will get you to the Boot Menu
scroll down to Safe Mode and highlight it.
Click Enter and the system will boot into safe mode. It may take alittle longer to bootup
At that point you may be able to do the Malware help I suggested.
You might even try the
"Last Known Good Configuration" Line first before you do the Safe Mode option
This may fix the bootup problem
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