Can't Get into Windows...
Posted on 2005-04-06
I have a customer's machine here that is having some problems. I was first called to check on it because nothing was working the way it was supposed to. I figured it was just spyware and went on over. Ended up being a virus, although I don't know which one. I deleted over 700 files BY HAND (and yes, I made sure they were not Windows system files, as they all had VERY recent dates and they were all three character exe's (ie. nxv.exe)) After getting the system back to a usable point, I wanted to do a chkdsk/defrag routine just to help system performance. Went to properties of C:, Tools, and Chkdsk. Told me that it had to do it on the next reboot and this is where the party begins. Rebooted and the chkdsk ran, then hangs right after "Windows has finished checking the disk". I have rebooted this thing and it doesn't want to do anything other than that chkdsk. I booted from the Windows CD and did a manual chkdsk, thinking that if there was a problem, it would fix it and let the one at bootup complete, but no dice. Just tried a repair install and it did the copy files routine, but when it rebooted to complete setup, I'm back in the same loop again. I searched through this board and have only found the regedit fix for keeping chkdsk from running at every startup, but I can't get into Windows to do it.