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Can't boot from C,usb,or disk without computer crashing first.

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My computer no longer fully boots after installing a new windows update. When turned on the computer will begin to load windows and allow me sign in.Yet it then crashes 30 seconds to 2 minutes after signing in. Windows is constantly trying to check the disk before crashing once more.

I have a gateway laptop running windows vista with service pack 3.5(I think) and my anti-virus is avast.

I believe it might be caused by malware that corrupted my boot loader.

Edited by murphyslaw2, 12 August 2013 - 12:39 AM.

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Hello, murphyslaw2 and welcome to GeeksToGo!

You can call me Phel and this time I will try to help you with your trouble.

Please, spend some time to read these instructions carefully before we start. They contain very useful information.

  • Please, stay with us until the end. I know, Malware Removal isn't very fast procedure, it usually has multiple steps, but you should stay here till your computer will be absolutely clean from malware. If your main problem is solved, that doesn't mean that another malware isn't left in your computer. Your patience will be rewarded with absolutely clean computer. :)
  • Please, let me know, if you don't understand something. It is really important to understand every instruction. If you are in doubt, how to follow one or another instruction - feel free to ask me, how to do that. I am always glad to help you with that.
  • Please, don't fix anything by yourself. Please, don't run any tools unless they are required. Trying multiple tools in hope that one of them will help can lead to unrecoverable consequences. Sometimes malware removal tools, used without supervision, can harm your computer more than malware itself.
  • Please, feel free to notify me about changes in your PC's behavior. It's really interesting for me to know, how your computer is running after each portion of fixes.
  • Please note, that I'm currently in training. It doesn't mean that my help will be worse than expert help. My posts are carefully checked by experts before they are posted. That's the reason why my replies sometimes can come with delays. However, usually it takes less than 24 hours to revise my message by expert and post to you it.
  • Finally, enjoy the fight! ;)

Okay, let's start. First of all I'd like to ask you one question. Are you able to boot into Safe Mode? (Press and hold F8 key during the computer start). Please note, there are several Safe Mode variants (Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Promt). Try all them.
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