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Vaio repeatedly restarts after a BSoD @ Windows loading screen

\015 My Sony Vaio Laptop (vgn-sz330p) was recently infected with "RogueAntiSpyware.InternetSecurity2010". Using various Google results on the virus, I attempted to remove it myself. At first my efforts seemed semi-succesful but eventually, either due to my bumbling lack of technical skills or the virus itself, I ran into an error where the laptop would crash at a BSoD while at the Windows loading screen. It would then automatically restart and I'd see the options on which Mode I'd like to start in. All 5 of the modes (SM, SM w/ Netwoking, SM w/ dos, Last Known Good Config, Normal) would run into the same error. Some further online searching (via my desktop) suggested I attempt a system recovery with my recovery CD or Boot Disc. I have neither of those and was wondering what my options were and if system recovery was the best option. I located a recovery CD online ( https://servicesales.sel.sony.com/ecom/accessories/web/productSearch.do?sessionId=e7o1ehdH51Ib_r3-Oq2qjjd ) but wanted to ask a professional before I bought it. To clarify, I'd prefer to just get back to the point where the desktop loads and attempt to fix any remaining problems myself instead of having a complete fix right away. However, I'm certainly willing to pay for someone else to fix my computer if the recovery CD won't work or if I can't remove the virus if it's still there after recovery. Also, there was nothing super important on the laptop so a full factory restart (or whatever) wouldn't be out of the question. Thanks for your time.\015

Answers :

Your machine MAY have a hidden partition so you could try the following\012http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&externalId=C459775&fes=true\012
\012F8 is the option to start the recovery manager.\012
\012Turn off the computer. \012As the PC starts press the F8 key. \012Advanced Boot Options, verify that "Repair Your Computer" is selected and then Enter key. \012
\012Section her on recovery \012http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=24&NAVDISP=pc\012
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