Here's all the background information. Sounds a bit like a soap opera, but here it goes anyway.
I have two harddrives. I accidently installed Windows on the second one a while back, but I'm thankful for that now, because I'm using that very extra harddrive to type. Which means that C:/ is the one which is messed up, since I'm on the other one (apparently D: now).
Now, I really want C back. I don't want to backup ALL my files and programs, and reinstal windows, which I technically could. But that would take forever; I have tons of things I want to save.
Here's what caused the problem: About a week ago, I didn't have my antivirus on. I disabled it for the morning for some reason. Later that day, another user of my home computer went onto America Online, and apparently downloaded that new WMF virus trojan thing, because when I got home, there were some crazy icons on the start menu, and I couldn't view ANY pictures or thumbnails.
So I was mad.
So, I went onto the symantec website:
I checked it out, and saw that I had all the symptons. So I went to remove it. Biggest mistake all year.
The directions say to remove userinit.exe, which I've learned more about in the last 24 hours than I ever cared to know. Apparently it deals with the logon. I was in the Recovery Console, and typed "del userinit.exe". It worked fine. But now Symantec told me to copy userinit.exe from the "system" directory. But it said "file not found!" no matter what I did, i was either "access denied" or "file not found." So i was getting mad, and worried. I tried just booting, but it would get to the logon screen, try to login, then logout. Rinse, lather, repeat.
So I got a brilliant idea. I would takethe userinit.exe file from my SECOND harddrive, and manually copy it to the first, in C>Windows>System32. I did that. But for some reason, I also ran a Repair Install from the Windows CD. I thought they would both work. I was wrong.
Basically, now, whenever I try to boot, the Splash screen shows, and then I get the error message. I managed to disable automatic restarts, so now the message reads:
A Problem has been detected...blah blah.
STOP 0x0000006b (0xC000007A, 0x00000008, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Yeah. Looked it up on google, no real help. Now, when Windows tries to load up, the bar is GREEN, meaning I don't have SP2 anymore.
I am running SP2 on the second harddrive, WINXP Home, which was what I was doing on the other as well.
I should probably mention that I was using a program called TuneUp 2006 to tweak windows, and there was an option to change the logon screens, which I did. Basically, it just made a skin, like a pretty little nature thing when you'd logon. But I also skinned the splash screen with the bar, and that still shows up.
Please help. I've tried everything. I tried fixboot, I tried repair install. I am scared to try fixmbr because it said that the Major Boot Sector had an irregular or invalid boot sequence or something to that effect, and that I might lose all my data. Should I backup files and try this? Or some other idea? It seems so simple to fix, I just can't do it!
Thanks in advance guys.
Edit: I should probably mention that I ran multiple virus and trojan scans after the fact. I removed some stuff, but I don't think they were direcetly related to Satiloler.
Edited by Flipperbw, 09 January 2006 - 06:49 PM.