Hello All - I am new here and came here from Google because I am having the same problem described in another post but it was not really resolved. I also had a virus - I noticed it when I went to open Task Manager and noticed it only opened for 2-3 seconds then closed. I ran anti-virus programs and deleted some viruses but the Task manager problem still exists.
I downloaded a utility to start Task manager so that is solved but now, when I Restart the PC, it goes into this "loop". (I am able to boot by selecting "last good restart" option - but still have problems with the "normal" restart and Task manager problems.
I am trying to avoid having to re-install XP. Is there anything I can check? or should I just give up?
Thank you for any help.