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After running virus check last night (Mcafee) on my desktop - there were several items found that the virus check picked up on (some trojans I believe) - it quarantined 2 of them, but the note next to 2 others mentioned a reboot is needed. When I reboot, I get to the Windows welcome screen, then to pretty much a blank windows screen. Same in Safe Mode.

I have Windows XP Home SP3.

I can get to Task Manager (with C-A-Del) and it shows no apps

I've download the mbam software to a thumb drive -

Next step?

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Using another computer that is clean please burn the following CD.

Avira AntiVir Rescue System

Requires access to a working computer with a CD/DVD burner to create a bootable CD.

  • Download the
    Avira AntiVir Rescue System
    from
    here
  • Place a blank CD in your burner and double-click on the downloaded file named
    rescuecd.exe

  • The program will automatically burn the CD for you.

  • Place the burned CD into the affected computer and start the computer from this CD.

  • On the bottom left side of the screen there are 2 flags. Using your mouse click on the British flag to use English.

  • Click on the
    Configuration
    button.

    • Select
      Scan all files
    • Select
      Try to repair infected files
      and
      Rename files, if they cannot be removed

    • Select
      Scan for dialers

    • Select
      Scan for joke programs (Jokes)

    • Select
      Scan for games

    • Select
      Scan for spyware (SPR)

    [*]
    Click on
    Virus scanner

    [*]
    Click on
    Start scanner
    at the bottom of the screen

    [*]
    Currently the program does not support saving a log. Write down the amount of items for Records, Suspect files, and Warnings

The Avira AntiVir Rescue System is a Linux-based application that allows accessing computers that cannot be booted anymore and is updated several times a day so that the most recent security updates are always available.

Possible solutions to Screen Resolution and other issues

  1. Please see the post
    here
    if you're unable to view the entire screen of Avira.
  2. You can also review this one
    Fixed Rescue CD Resolution Probs with Dell Video

  3. Currently only the German keyboard is supported.
    Command Line not working
    English keyboards require work arounds.

  4. Some computers attempt to mount the floppy even though they don't have one. You may need to go in to the BIOS and disable the floppy drive in order to mount your hard drive for scanning.

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Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread. Thanks!

The fixes and advice in this thread are for this machine only. Do not apply the instructions from this thread to your own machine. Please start a new thread describing your issue and someone will be along to assist you.

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