A while back my laptop was attacked by the Windows Security 2012 virus and nearly knocked out my whole system. The fix worked really well for about 2 weeks and then it crashed. It now can only startup with the recovery disk. Although, I now must hold the shift key down when starting up and about every 3rd time it's asking for my smartcard reader. Since I don't know what that means and why it's asking for it , it then just goes into dos and ask for the f10 setup key which actually does nothing but makes the screen go black.
System Windows xp LAPTOP: HP/ COMPAC centrino
Does anyone have any suggestions or solutions ???
More aboutdriver links common recovery procedures
1. Back up all important Data using any data recovery program like Parted Magic - You can boot from CD (no install required) 2. Restore factory settings (if there's a provision for that) 3. If system can't be restored, try to clean with Anti Virus 4. Else, Format HDD and reinstall windows
Personally, I would go for format and clean install.