Thanks for the reply and assistance.
I am or was running Windows XP SP3 on a 40 GB Maxtor HDD in a Dell Optiplex 270 with 2GB DDRAM
I can't take any of the steps you've outlined because as I tried to convey Windows will not remain Logged ON. It is going through a Load/Unload settings cycle..
I get to the desktop where personal settings begin loading then Windows begins Logging Off and at that point the Log On/Log Off cycle becomes very rapid..
I have an XP Pro SP2 CD I can use to get into the repair console but lack sufficient knowledeg of the commands to do much more than run checkdisk which I did..
So with no apparant way to access Windows I came here to see if there was experience with this situtaion. I can say that EXPLORER.EXE was in the list of items quarantined. I thought a new instance would be generated on reboot.. perhaps that is the problem and there is a way to enable EXPLORER.EXE from the Repair console command?
Most of the items Quarantined were in $ervice Pack Uninstall folder and were Titled Trogan32,Virus32 etc. I just assumed the program knew what it was saying...