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xp boot failure after virus

Can anyone help?  I have a dell tower running xp media edition.  I caught a virus that stopped me from running anything, even macafee.  I rebooted into safe mode and restored to a prior day.  Now the PC won't come up at all.  It hangs before the intial windows screen in normal boot and in safe mode, starts loading in programs from windows/system32/drivers but hangs after around a ½ screen full.  I wasn't sure if I should run fixboot or fixmbr from the recovery partition.  I'm afraid it might be too distructive and I might lose the entire c:\ drive.

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