Hello all, I've recently run Malwarebytes to get rid of the Antivirus 2010 virus. All seemed well but I wanted to run it again in safe mode to be sure.
Upon pressing f8 and choosing 'start in safe mode', the machine would run through the script indicating it was loading drivers, but then restart, and continue doing this in a loop until 'start windows normally' was chosen.
It was then I did the DUMBEST, STUPIDEST thing! I went into msconfig> BOOT INI tab > and ticked safeboot thinking this would fix the safe mode boot problem. Now, of course, it won't boot into 'normal' mode either, so I can't get back into windows to untick the damn box.
I intend removing the drive and hooking it up to another machine using an external usb drive casing. Can I copy files from the 'good' machine's drive to the 'problem' drive and solve the boot problem? If so which ones?
O/S is XP Media Centre Edition.
I know I can do a repair install or a fresh install but there's too many irreplaceable programs and files on there.
Thanks for reading and for any help offered.