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scoobywrx 01-31-2006 04:52 PM

My desktop won't boot up..Only loads into safe mode
I think my PC has a virus, right now I'm posting from my laptop. I can only boot up my PC into Safe Mode. If not the start up screen just counts down and reboots itself. I tried system restore (reversed it one day) but still no luck. When I turned it on today morning (when it did work) Zone Alarm pulled a warning up about LSASS. Which I denied the file acces because I remembered that it was the "sasser" virus title.
It's up to date on all microsoft updates but I think I have a several month old AV definition file

Osiris 01-31-2006 04:54 PM

XP SP1 or 2? lsass.exe isnt the virus....You might want to try the windows repair. Check msconfig>startup and make sure nothing is in there that dont need to be. Download msconfig cleanup and remove everything but your antivirus and firewall entries and then try to boot

scoobywrx 01-31-2006 04:59 PM

XP SP2 is what I have... Do you have a link of what I need to download... Are their any good free AV programs.. I can use?

Osiris 01-31-2006 05:01 PM AV msconfig cleanup

scoobywrx 01-31-2006 05:07 PM

If those don't fix it what's gone wrong?
I don't use my computer for much other than school work, visiting several car forums (Honda-tech and Nasioc) and I use photoshop on it....

Osiris 01-31-2006 05:11 PM

You can try this:

XP Repair install

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, read this Warning#2!
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

scoobywrx 01-31-2006 05:24 PM

I can't install AVG (when in safemode)...

Osiris 01-31-2006 05:25 PM

well do what I suggested by removing those entries from msconfig, then try to boot. If that dont work, do the repair.

scoobywrx 01-31-2006 05:27 PM

I tried the MS config luck

brady 01-31-2006 05:31 PM

Have you tried the Repair install that Warez mentioned?

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