I used Avast to scan our IBM laptop which has Windows XP, Avast found the rootkit-gen virus to be present in a couple of the windows\system32\ files. Avast gave me an option to delete and wisely or otherwise - I chose to do so. Avast did not then complete the scan but the computer seemed to "trip" onto the windows screensaver. The computer will now reboot, but when it comes to logging on to windows it accepts the user id and the password, then promptly logs off. I have tried rebooting on safe mode using F8, however there is only one option, ie. to use Microsoft Windows XP Professional, so the computer goes back to the logging on to windows window.
Can any one give me some advise as to how to overcome this?
Thanks in advance. Chico44