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    attempting to run Windows Consumer Preview

    Can't boot Windows


    I went to power up my PC today and after welcome screen the screen started flickering and no icons or anything was on the screen except start tray which only had start button, touch keyboard button and address bar, none of which were responding.
    I managed to launch task manager through ctrl-alt-delete (that didn't flicker, but taskmgr did). I launched cmd through taskmgr and managed to stop the flickering by terminating endless stream of svchost.exe processes. Couple of seconds after I do this, BSoD appears giving 0xc000021a error. Msconfig can't configure the PC to boot in safe mode. What do I do?

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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Indicative of rootkit. Use Killdisk, install Windows. Change passwords to all machines you have and all websites.
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