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XP Malware Virus Attack - Cannot Boot into Windows

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  • Security
  • Malware
  • Boot
  • Windows XP
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February 4, 2012 7:23:37 PM

Hello,
PC is running Windows XP. Malware vius has now corrupted PC to the point odf a continual re-boot. When 1st turned on PC will boot run thrus checks then stops with the eroor message at the bottom of the black and whiote that says" A disk read error occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.

What malware removal is needed and will a boot disk work now? Richard

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February 4, 2012 7:31:13 PM

Do you have reason to believe that it is malware? That is a fairly standard error message that you get when the hard disk is failing.
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February 4, 2012 7:42:43 PM

Richard in Michigan said:
Hello,
PC is running Windows XP. Malware vius has now corrupted PC to the point odf a continual re-boot. When 1st turned on PC will boot run thrus checks then stops with the eroor message at the bottom of the black and whiote that says" A disk read error occured Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.

What malware removal is needed and will a boot disk work now? Richard

If you have Win Cd, boot from it, repair-install.
Then check for infections
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