Please post this in the CNET Computer Help or the CNET Spyware forum as those are well covered. It sounds like the virus did some deep damage so let's hope you can get your files out and be able to reload the OS which is the worst case scenario.
I'm pretty sure I got a virus of some kind yesterday...It's a Dell Latitude 120L on XP...I recvd a full screen msg supposedly from FBI saying I wud have to pay $300 to fix it....(I know it wasn't really FBI) Before I could run any malware programs it jumped rapidly from screen to screen and shutdown. Is there anything a non-tech savy person can do short of taking to a repair shop?????