While doing some work, I had an AVG warning pop up stating I had two Trojan horse viruses (Sheur2 type if that's helpful). Didn't really have the two hours to scan the whole computer with AVG, so downloaded and ran Malwarebytes which tracked down 8 infections (5 or so were Rootkit things I believe). Malwarebytes allegedly cleaned them and prompted me to restart the computer.
However, it won't restart. Now simply crashes when it gets to the Dell screen, asking me if I want to restart in various Safe Modes, Normally, or Last Good Configuration. Tried them all several times, but it simply returns to that screen.
Got to the advanced menu and disabled automatic restart and got the following error message:
STOP: 0x0000007B 0xF79AA528 0x00000000 0x00000000
Please tell me I have not effectively lost all my data. Been too long since I backed anything to my external drive! Of course my friend has my XP system disc (a jinx if ever I've seen one), though I imagine that would be my next step? Thanks in advance for any assistance.