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Windows XP will not boot after login screen (explorer does not run)

cg0789 asked
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Last Modified: 2013-12-04
My computer was fine at first, I wanted to install the programs for my HP All-In-One Printer, during installation, the system was starting to slow down due to "WinFixer" ads, so I was looking for ways to remove them, as they were slowing down my system, I came across XoftSpy, which seemed to work ok, and removed alot of stuff from my system, next thing I knew, everything froze and I couldnt run anything, I went to do a restart and after I logged in, the system would not boot up, (explorer.exe will not run). I tried to run some other programs such as Windows Restore, but no luck, I also try to use my XP disk to do a repair, but that didnt work either!! What should I do?!
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Rich RumbleSecurity Samurai
Top Expert 2006

If possible, remove the HD and place it in a friends pc or some secondary pc, as a secondary drive. The second pc will boot as normal, just with a second drive now, scan the second drive (yours) with antispy-ware and anti-virus software.
I recommend McAfee and Ad-Aware for removal. Personally I disable system restore and leave it off as pest's can find their way back on your system upon reboot: http://xinn.org/annoyance_spy-ware.html
Failing that, it may be a good time to back-up the data onto your firiends pc, or to a CD, and rebuild, and read up on best practices: http://xinn.org/win_bestpractices.html

Have you tried safe mode also?


Yes I tried safe mode, thank you for your input!

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