I have a netbook that when it is turned on goes directly into the menu where you can select "last good configuration", "boot windows normally", boot into safe mode, etc. but when you select an option it automatically restarts and goes right back to that menu. I have pulled the hard drive and attached it to another computer, run a scan on it for virus and malware but detected nothing. I believe the cause may be in the rootkit but can't figure out how to run a scan on it. If I pull the hard drive I can get to the bios but as soon as I put the drive back in it goes back to the process described above. I would like to use this netbook but can't figure out how to get into windows with it.
Also, the version loaded on it is Vista Home (yuck) and I don't have a Vista Home install cd so I can't reinstall it. It is a licensed copy but I don't believe the person who originally purchased the device received a CD with it or they lost it.