I have an ASUS laptop running winxp home. After a rootkit virus warning, blocked by Avast antivirus, the next day I have only a blinking cursor at top left of screen. Please help ASAP. I reinstalled windows from a cd but still same problem. Tried Bit defender linux booting from cd and the data files are accessable.
I ran bit defender booted from cd, as I cannot get to windows. It found 6 infected files which were quarintined, and disinfected. I then selected fix and rescanned the hdd. This time around it showed 0 infected files. However, I still cannot get to windows when I boot from the internal HDD. I do not want to format the drive as I have word docs, pictures etc. which I need to recover. I followed another users advice and reinstalled xp choosin option 1 as advised. Note bit defender run from cd shows the files. Note: I selected cd as boot device to run bit deffender