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Infected Dell Dimension 8400 - now won't start up

By crustydog525
Apr 6, 2010
  1. Heavily infected Dell dimension 8400 (porn sites from teenage son) running XP Home

    While running the 8 steps in the Maleware step the computer wanted to reboot and did

    When I tried to log back in 1) asked me for password, the 2) said something about Windows needed to restore some files from my Windows XP service pack 3 CD as they had been replaced by unrecognized files.

    I don't seem to have a Svc Pack 3 CD and it just said wrong disk

    Now when reboot, I get login/password screen and then only blank Dell background screen?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,572   +340

    Did you try Safe Mode and Last Known Good Configuration?
     
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