I have a problem even getting into my main computer.
I recently downloaded Adaware to rid myself of a lot of the popup ads and registry keys -all worked fine. I have Norton AntiVirus which updates every couple of days or so.
However went to start up my computer and it did the usual, but then briefly showed my wallpaper before going to the Log-In page - which I NEVER ever use. It had my name there telling my i had 3 email (hotmail) messages waiting but when i clicked to enter, it just said 'saving settings', then 'logging out' as though it was on a loop and put me back where I started - i.e. can't get in. My safe mode doesn't seem to work either as it takes me to a similar log-in screen with teh admin option as well.
What can I do short of reinstalling XP? I have heard of backdoor viruses incl. one that runs off MSN Messenger (hence the hotmail info??-its not my standard email account) and I occasionally use Messenger.