XP station Virus can't sync or execute.
Posted on 2011-09-22
I have an SBS 2003 with about 25 XP clients. One of the clients got a virus. The symptoms were I couldn't execute any cleanup/spyware/anti-virus exe's that were installed. It gave me this error: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I finally got Malware-bytes and Combo Fix to run and got all the infected files out after a few rounds; I think.
However, the damage remains. I cannot sync with my SBS even though I have a network and an internet connection. When I try, it wants to use a dial-up connection.
There are still some files I cannot execute, and while I could fix them one-by-one, I want to know if there is a universal fix.
It will not let me do a system restore to a previous point. I was also going to format and start over, but the windows XP 3 install CD won't even boot.
Norton Internet Security is installed, but so far it has just gotten in the way.