I am very much a layman when it comes to computers, so excuse me please if I have not got all the terminology correct (highly likely). My son I think managed to download a virus onto the operating memory. Avast picked it up, its in the C:windows/system32. I think its called jvsmc.exe. Avast could not delete it and Jotti could not do anything about it (saying that the file is zero bytes). As I could not fix it, I turned off the computer and when I tried to turn it on again all I get is a black screen after the PC's normal self-test.
Tried the windows XP repair function from the install CD. No effect. The computer does the repair job but when it restarts automatically I end up in a black screen. The computer will not start in safe mode either. When I try safe mode I get 15 or so similar lines of message, the first being: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Is this an easy fix or, as I am beginning to suspect, a failure in the hardware?
Any and all help very much appreciated.
Edited by brighter, 26 April 2010 - 01:55 PM.