Windows XP SP2 problems after virus removal

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Microsoft Windows XP
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Windows XP SP2
Hi, I am having a problem with windows xp. The pc had a virus on and I removed the virus with MCFEE antivirus. There after I am not able to logon. The computer gets to the loging screen, I logon but it reverts back to the login screen. I did a windows repair install, fixboot and fixmbr but the problem still exist.

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Boot windows in safe mode and go to the last previous good boot and use that or revert to the last previous good checkpoint. in windows

Oooh Dear, Safe mode is a good place to start but you’ll also need to take the machine off of the network (if it’s on one) to stop the virus spreading to other machines on the network. You don’t want to have to do this with all machines…

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  • Robert Stewart
    Format the machine and start over, to be sure no remnants of the virus are still lurking in the registry.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    As a next to last resort, you could use Elcomsoft System Recovery which should be good for this situation. If you can get back in, you'll definitely want to re-scan your system using a couple of different tools such as Spybot and a trial version of Webroot, VIPRE, etc.
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