Vista Freezing After Startup....

  cbradley857 16:40 14 May 09
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Last night I was using Virtualbox in Vista, as I Have been for a while. When I was finished I closed Virtualbox and proceeded to shut down my computer,
but windows froze, and while I could move the mouse, I was unable to use the start menu or anything else on the screen, including Task Manager, and was forced to shut the computer down manally (power button).

But when I went to use the computer today it froze again after I logged on, and I am now unable to use Windows. I have tried to do a system restore, and startup restore using the Windows disk, but to no avail. I want to avoid reinstalling windows at all costs, but does anyone have any idea what is causing this problem??

btw - Im on a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Vista Home Premium

  cbradley857 16:56 14 May 09

Just did a virus scan of the Windows folder using ClamAV in Ubuntu. It found the following:
/Windows/installer/$patchcaches$/managed/00002109020090400000000f01fec/12.0.6215/XL12cnv.exe

windows/installer/7c2c8e.msp

windows/installer/6bdaa.msp

and

windows/installer/54066.msp

the status for each of these is W32.Virut.Gen.D-163

  chub_tor 17:15 14 May 09

Can you get into Safe Mode and use your Anti Virus from there?

  cbradley857 20:26 14 May 09

yeah im doing a scan now - 82% complete and nothing found yet though :(

  chub_tor 09:30 15 May 09

If the virus test (and of course malware tests as well) turn out to be clean then you probably have a system file problem. Run sfc /scannow click here will give you the details. You can do all of the tests in Safe Mode

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