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msconfig : Window XP problem

by BlissZ / October 1, 2009 2:20 AM PDT

Hi, I'd like to ask CNET Regarding a problem of my computer. Today, a virus I"m not sure how went into my computer, I suspect a file downloaded but even that wud be unlikely. The Virus started self destructing itself. It had disabled my regedit and task manager and turned off my firewall, so I quickly downloaded AVG anti Virus and scanned then reactivated my regedit and task manager firewall.

Now, I knew I only had took away half my problems so I decided to go into safe mode. It self rebooted and wouldn't let me go into safe mode. So I thought to myself, why not be smart and force myself into safemode via Msconfig. And now, my computer is constantly restarting because it cannot access safemode at all. ): Is there any way that CNET can help, I have some very important files on my current computer and would be thankful if there is a way out of this huge crisis.

I"ve used my Window XP CD, to do fixboot fixmbr and atm doing chdsk /r but I doubt it will help. Hopefully CNET will come to the rescue.

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by BlissZ / October 1, 2009 2:22 AM PDT

Sorry, I think I left out some info.

Atm I"m using another computer to type this post ><

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msconfig: Window XP problem
by jerrywh1 / October 1, 2009 4:20 PM PDT

The virus probably put a copy of it's self in your start menu, as you apparently know. I don't think it's still avalible but I downloaded a free program called "Start Man." I think it was manufactred by "PC Forest" or something like that. It may be worth looking on "Kim Kommado's" website. It's a one click way of getting to your start menu. I think the program is less than 1 mb long so I may be able to email it, if you are interested. Of course the idea is to get the virus out of the start menu after you have got it out of the rest of your machine before you re-start it. When you run the anti virus program, be sure to disable XP Restore, because it's in there also.

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Re: can't boot due to virus
by Kees Bakker / October 1, 2009 4:52 PM PDT
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