I was in the Malware forum, being helped very nicely by CatByte. Virus was being removed with ComboFix tool. (After my last step, CatByte recommended I come to the Windows forum for help.)
See last posting here:
Machine: Dell mini 9 w/XP Home, SSHD 16GB, bought 12/08.
Current State: I reinstalled Windows from the XP vendor disk that came with the machine. Installation seemed to go fine, but now when I reboot I get "This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate now?"
I say yes, and it goes to a blank desktop, with only the background screen and sits there, doing nothing. Multiple attempts give the same results.
Suspect I should not have reinstalled windows without finishing the process of removing the viruses completely (doh!).
Is there any way to recover now? Note: nothing really important data wise on the 16GB drive.
Thanks for any help!
Edited by MrX3, 03 July 2009 - 04:14 PM.