I was lucky (?) enough to pick up this trojan yesterday and after reading some of the other posts on this subject, I'm pretty sure I can fix it - the problem is it seems, as a result of the virus, I can't even start my PC up.
Every time I try and boot up I get past the memory check, then get a message saying "Invalid system disc - replace disc then hit any key". I was reliably informed to change the startup sequence so it wouldn't try and boot from the CD/floppy drive. The Startup sequence includes a range of options - the CD and floppy options, HDD numbers 0-3 as well as several others (LAN, SCSI etc) - I have tried all of these and it doesn't work, I just keep geting the same message.
Is there a file missing that I can replace?
Is there any way I can stop it from trying to start up Windows and remove the virus from outside of that? (btw, have tried repeatedly hitting F8 to startup in safe but doesn't work either).
Or do I need to get hold of a Windows 98 disc, and if so, will I lose everything by reinstalling WIN 98?
Many thanks and great appreciation for any advice you can provide.