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Cannot start Win XP

This morning after booting Win XP Pro on a Compaq Evo Desktop, Norton AV 2006 found a Downloader Virus (apparently with a program called Spy Sheriff which it tried to install). Norton removed the virus but I went to Symantic.Com to check on full removal instructions and follwed them, first disabling System Restore then I attemped to restart the computer in Safe Mode and it stopped giving a blue screen with instructions. The basic note was "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" and "Technical information: *** STOP: 0x0000000A (0xF7BFD354, 0x000000FF,0x00000001,0x8050FD7F)" on the Blue Screen. I tried several times to reboot, edven tried OS system recovery disc but it did not work. Any suggestions.

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