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sere83

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Hi I got a viscious virus that lead to my computer not booting and not booting in safe mode either. So i used a system disc to run a repair following your instructions >>>

http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html

It completed all of the steps except stalled on the widows xp logo boot screen. AFter waiting for literally ages I then tried to restart and boot from HD and it did the same but stalling on the welcome screen.

Any help hugely appreciated as I have un backed up data on the drive I cant lose.

UPDATE: after waiting for ages the computer has now booted from hd.....what should i do now?

Edited by sere83, 29 January 2010 - 11:59 AM.

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willmon2000

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Get your stuff out!
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And keep backups - reminds me of a song by Marlene Dietrich - "When will they ever learn?"

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 29 January 2010 - 01:52 PM.

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haha yes I have done that now. I ran malware bytes and kaspersky scans which all seem to be coming up clean. Do people recommend I keep using this repaired windows xp version?

Are there any checks I can do to check the integrity of my xp repair? Or anyhing else I should do before I attempt a restart?

I was thinking of maybe installing Windows 7 although my pc is quite old, its a P4 3.0ghz with 3gb of DDR2 ram and a 250GB HDD.

Any reccomendations?
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can you boot to the desktop and does it run as fast as before...or at least close to as fast..
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Yes i'm in windows now and can boot to desktop, all seems to be working but to be honest it does seem a bit slow perahaps although not much slower than usual tbh. Also when I try and run windows update I just get an error box saying 'the requested lockup key was not found in any active activation context'.

I also tried to update to IE8 and it failed because it couldn't download the necessary updates so asked it asked for me to download the update manually.

Depsite getting the all clear from the initial kaspersky scans 2 pops have come up since, saying that cerain.exe files in the system information/restore partition are infected with trojan w32.agent.r2W. I deleted them.

Any help on what to do next would be appreciated.

Edited by sere83, 29 January 2010 - 09:19 PM.

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I suggest you go to the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal 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 any of the tools then start a new topic in the malware forum and put this in the subject line...I am unable to run any malware tools

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). Continuing is this forum will do no good till the virus's and malware is removed.

Add a link to this topic so that malware tech can see what steps have been taken here

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Hi,

Thanks for the advice, but I decided to back up/re-install XP, partition and install Win 7 as well in a dual boot config. Tbh I was kinda looking for an excuse to install 7 anyway ;-).

Loving it so far!...
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Congratulations. :) for a successful resolution for your issue. I am happy everything has been worked out for you. With that being said I am happy to say:


You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience. Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :) :)
This issue now appears to be resolved.


If other members are reading this and have a similar problem please begin a New Topic and someone will assist you as soon as possible
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