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The_Preacher

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Windows Failing to Start
« on: December 07, 2006, 03:18:56 PM »
Alright.

My brother's computer (an eMachines, from 2001) won't load Windows.  When I press the power button, it displays the eMachines logo, then goes to a black screen with a little white blinking cursor under where text would be.  Then it proceeds to the Windows loading screen, only to have the monitor read "No Power", and we start over at the logo screen.  I CAN start the computer in Safe Mode by manually turning it off while Windows is loading (pressing F8 doesn't work...) and turning it back on.  I've tried starting it with last known good configuration, and starting it normally.  No good.  System Restore doesn't make it work either.

eMachines  T1220/T1440
Intel Celeron 1.2 GHz
128 MB of RAM (we installed an extra 128 or 256 module a few years back, but it didn't recognize it...)
20 GB HDD
Couldn't tell you anything else about it.  I'm told I may have to back up his files to disk, then use my restore disks.  I'm running a virus scan through AVG in Safe Mode.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

EDIT:

Running the AVG scan, I've found a Trojan:

Trojan horse Flooder.AKE

It's in WINLOGON.EXE... which doesn't sound good.  I think that's the part that loads Windows, if I'm not mistaken.  h4x.

SECOND EDIT:

My bad.  I found out it was  a bug in AVG which thought that winlogon.exe was infected.  Thanks.

http://www.adwarereport.com/mt/archives/000325.html
« Last Edit: December 07, 2006, 04:10:37 PM by The_Preacher »