Help me Obie One; you're my only hope. My wife's desktop was infected with Trojan C-Ransom or something like that, and in safemode I was able to get McAfee to locate and -- I thought -- delete the virus. I then ran MS Malware and the report indicated it had found another virus (Trojan A). I couldn't read the whole virus name because the name was a hyperlink, which I clicked and from that point on Windows has been locked down tight. It behaves as it did with the Trojan C-Ransom virus (screen is just pinstripe like pattern). I ultimately tried downloading the rescue disc that had been suggested in earlier posts on this site and it opened Windows, but could not fix the problem. I told it to use a restore point and went to bed for a few hours while it worked on that. I left it too long, I fear: when I got back to it, it had posted a window saying it could not successfully restore the operating system. Now, not even the rescue cd will operate (even after pressing F12). I am going to create a new rescue cd and try that again, but I would appreciate any guidance that can be offered. Why do people do the things they do?