Hello. I have a topic currently for my other laptop which runs Windows 7, this topic is for my laptop running Vista. This same problem is affecting my desktop running XP. I don't know if it has made it's way through all the computers via our home network or what. I am only running one computer at a time right now and keeping the others offline so I do't cause some circular reinfection or something. Honestly, I am frustrated. I have been working on my other laptop for quite a while now, multiple days and still the problem persists. I decided to move what I wanted to keep off my C drive on this computer to a different partition. I proceeded to format C and reinstall Windows this morning. I have used my driver disk to reinstall factory settings. I did install Avira and Spybot. Spybot finds nothing, Avira gives me something like 122 warnings, but no detections. After a reinstall I can only assume this must be a problem rooted in the boot somewhere.
I am online often throughout the day and can generally respond pretty quickly. I need help to sort this out, please.
So now to secure THIS system, where should I start at this point? I will still follow the topic for my other machine seperately, I don't want to undo anything being done over there. If there are any general instructions for cleaning the boot that would apply to all the machines, I will be VERY happy to get them all back under control.