Just today I was running WinXP in bootcamp on my IMac and it was operating normally. I then was hit a self-install program called security pack 11 for windows. I was immediately suspicious as it suddenly began giving me multiple pop-ups telling me I had viruses and I needed to buy this program now to run scans on my computer. I looked it it up on the web and determined it was malware whose only purpose is to make me needlessly spend money. I found my way to these boards and actually was able to use the information here to guide me in the removal of this malware using a program called Malwarebytes. The removal appeared to work successfully removed the infected and malware files. My computer functioned normally afterward with no popups. However, the removal tool requested that I restart the computer to finish removal. I selected okay and my computer restarted. It booted up to the normal dual boot screen where I can choose mac or windows. I selected windows to continue the restart, and received nothing but a black screen with a single blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner. I have attempted to restart in safe mode by holding F8 during boot up to no avail. I am given no options or menus when attempting to boot into windows. I have tried pressing F1 and F2 as another user was able to do and still nothing happened. I do have my snow leopard disk, but I have searched high and low and have determined that I lost my Windows disk during our most recent move. So, with that information, I have two questions.
1.) Does anyone have a suggestion for me from this point in trying to boot into windows from my black screen?
2.) Must I use my original windows disk, or can I attempt to boot from a disk from a friend's windows disc? If so, how might I go about this?
REally hoping someone can help me. I do not want to have to purchase a new windows package and reinstall from scratch.