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Combo fix crashed my system!!!!

Q: Combo fix crashed my system!!!!

I used combo fix to scan my system so I could list a log. I asked for help with my hijack this log and didn't get any help.

I ran combo fix and had to reboot my computer. It rebooted to a blue screen that says it halted and there are system parts missing. I am on another computer because I can't get past it. I was so close to getting it all cleaned up and now nothing.

Help please. I can plug in the computer and tell you exactly what it says if I need too.


Preferred Solution: Combo fix crashed my system!!!!

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A: Combo fix crashed my system!!!!

Please help some one. Any ideas?

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I ran combo fix in safe mode and I got a blue screen. I tried to run it again and it says I have an active file scanner and run at my own risk. I really was not having many problems with the computer I was just running this for procautions. so I just want to remove it but I have the following problem.

Combo fix created two folders on my C: drive.

One file is Combofix and the icon looks like the my computer icon. I am afraid to delete this file becuase underneath it is my c drive again even though the "folder" is on my c drive. really weird.

The other folder is named with a bunch of random names and numbers.

Can I delete these folders? Will I delete my C: drive?

I don't want to run combo fix again I am afraid it will do more harm than good at this point. I am running Norton IS 2009 and spybot teatimer on Windows XP media center SP3.

I am sorry about this I have some techs at work who run this and I did not know I could get into so much trouble. I actually work in IT and t still don't know what to do.

Please help

A:combo fix crashed

First try this Click START then RUN Now type Combofix /u in the runbox and click OK
Note: There's a space between Combofix and /
==========================Next:Download and Run OTCleanItThis program will remove the tools you have used.Download OTCleanIt by OldTimer to your desktop.Double click OTCleanIt.exe to start the program.Click the big CleanUp! button.When asked if you want to proceed with the cleanup process, click Yes. Restart your computer when prompted.Delete the file after use, if it did not delete itself.

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I ran combo fix in safe mode and I got a blue screen. I tried to run it again and it says I have an active file scanner and run at my own risk. I really was not having many problems with the computer I was just running this for procautions. so I just want to remove it but I have the following problem.

Combo fix created two folders on my C: drive.

One file is Combofix and the icon looks like the my computer icon. I am afraid to delete this file becuase underneath it is my c drive again even though the "folder" is on my c drive. really weird.

The other folder is named with a bunch of random names and numbers.

Can I delete these folders? Will I delete my C: drive?

I don't want to run combo fix again I am afraid it will do more harm than good at this point. I am running Norton IS 2009 and spybot teatimer on Windows XP media center SP3.

Please help

A:help combo fixed crashed

Read this topic:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...amp;hl=combofix

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I have first been getting these problems when I downloaded Comodo IS Pro. Apparently when I approached them for help,the technician did not reply to me after telling me to install.

Thus I did a system restore and the computer could load in normal mode(however the screen,etc loaded slow like hell.)

Yesterday, I downloaded comodo firewall and something familiar appeared

From Problem Reports and solution, these are the service that crashed:

4X svchost.exe
1X lsm.exe
1X sandboxie.exe
1X wininit.exe

But guard32.dll from comodo is the module causing it according to Problem Reports and Solution, but anyone knows why and how to solve it?

A:Svchost crashed, windows start up crashed, local session manager crashed

Have you tried uninstalling Commodo to see if it is causing the problem?

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hi all,

my win 7 pc crapped out. its not the disk. i have an image made on acronis. i bought a new win 10 pc. whats the easiest way to get that win 7 image with all my applications onto the new win 10 desktop? i want to get rid of windows 10. i would like my image working on new pc (new hardware) as i will not have to reinstall and configure everything again.

i tried swapping the old pc disk into the new pc, but the new pc would not boot: says invalid disk. could it have something to do with the MBR or that UEFI thing?

A:System crashed, how to restore Windows7 system image into new desktop

you're going to be in a world of pain if you want to do this but have no access to the old computer. In this situation, a SYSPREP with the generalize function is run in Windows 7 to prepare it for migration to new hardware.

You can try cold turkey like you did, you may have to switch to AHCI drivers from IDE or IDE to AHCI depending on what you had before to get it to boot. The boot sector may be a problem too. If you used standard MBR in the past then check your BIOS on the new PC to see what adjustment you can make.

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I was recently helped by Jack & Jill in another forum.


I received clearance from the Malware forum to create this post.

After my topic was closed, I installed the updated Windows Vista Service Pack (the one I had was outdated). Upon completion of update my system crashed. I cannot even run System Restore (it never reaches completion).
When I try to start my computer I get the following message:
!!0xc0000034!! 185/49206 (program_files_windows_nt_tabletextservice_...)

Unfortunately I do not have any recovery CDs. Any help is greatly appreciated,

A:System Crashed - Unable to utilize System Restore

Can you start up in safe mode?

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ComboFix 11-12-21.02 - Admin 12/21/2011 15:16:49.9.1 - x86 NETWORK
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.269 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Admin\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\~c0Z19ciF3RYtxk
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\~c0Z19ciF3RYtxkr
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\c0Z19ciF3RYtxk
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\c0Z19ciF3RYtxk.exe
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\hFITnUFOxHN.exe
c:\documents and settings\Sam\Start Menu\Programs\System Fix
c:\documents and settings\Sam\Start Menu\Programs\System Fix\System Fix.lnk
c:\documents and settings\Sam\Start Menu\Programs\System Fix\Uninstall System Fix.lnk
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A:Combo Fix Report System Fix Bug

Thanks for your patience here is more. Note this is after running combofix.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Admin at 15:36:43 on 2011-12-21
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.326 [GMT -7:00]
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-inc&channel=us
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: TmIEPlugInBHO Class: {1ca1377b-dc1d-4a52-9585-6e06050fac53} - c:\program files\trend micro\client server security agent\bho\1007\TmIEPlg.dll
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
TB: {2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - No File
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [PC Meter Connect] c:\program files\pitney bowes\pc meter connect\mailstationAssistant.exe minimize
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launche... Read more

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Hi.... 2 days back i did a mistake by running Combofix on the system. Apologies but my system got the redirect virus and after trying all of the available malware and they all failed tried COmbofix as a last option. Its did remove the virus but had screwed up the laptop. The system gets the blue screen as soon as the system boots up. Below is the combofix log.. Please help me
ComboFix 12-10-02.02 - Saifesta 10/02/2012 22:43:33.1.4 - x64
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3894.2119 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\users\Saifesta\Downloads\ComboFix.exe
AV: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
c:\program files (x86)\Brand Affinity Technologies
c:\program files (x86)\Brand Affinity Technologies\Fantapper Player\ChromeInstaller.dll
c:\program files (x86)\Brand Affinity Technologies\Fantapper Player\ChromeInstaller.InstallState
c:\program files (x86)\Brand Affinity Technologies\Fantapper Player\fantapper_gi20111005.crx
c:\program files (x86)\Brand Affinity Technologies\Fantapper Player\fantapper_gi20111005.xpi
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A:Combo fix Help - System Screwed Up

Good evening. The system gets the blue screen as soon as the system boots up.How far into the boot process does the PC get before it blue screens?

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Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service pack 2
1.5 GB of RAM

Hey there. I've been trying to get my computer back up to spec all morning. It has been problematic as one of the files attacked was the install support files. Moreover, anything that uses a windows installer to function won't install.

Scanning with an updated spybot came up with no known issues. I friend finally suggested to use Avast! Which I downloaded using netscape (internet explorer no longer works from this attack) Once it was ran, the following files were detected and removed:


I can't be sure my computer is completely clean, and I'm lacking the install disks to repair the majority of these files. The restore directory was one of the places the infestation was found, so system restore attempts give me the alert "System restore cannot protect your computer. Please restart and attempt to use System restore again." However, rebooting and/or closing all un-needed programs and/or running in safe mode still doesn't allow it to work.

Other issues caused by this infestation: My "My Computer" attempts to drag/drop or copy/cut/paste items are useless, they do nothing. As a matter of fact, no copy/paste features work at all. anywhere. Sound and audio devices don't register sound cards, and a majority of the windows programs just don't run correctly. The start menu doesn't show open programs, which I h... Read more

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EDIT: member had issues trying to post a DDS log,so I advised to post an OTL and will edit and merge this topic~~boopmeTo whom it may concern,I had the system tool Trojan on one of my desktops but i have another desktop i could still use so i googled a fic and came to this site , i used a mixture or rkill mbam and combofix from the post i read but , for what ever reason it keeps coming back again and again , so i figured it was was because i missed out a step by not deleting combofix , but when i try to do that it wont let me . Reading further into combofix i belatedly realized i may just of royally screwed up. BUT my computer for the past day has been working fine . Im' utterly bewildered . Any advice would be much appreciated .Yours CharlieAmendment no actually system tool is baack what is going on im so confused >(cry for help)*******EDIT 2; Cut most of gibberish DDS log so you could at least see what they were gettingThank you for you assistance its much appriciated,bacically i've tried to compile a dds file but after the black box appears, it throws up another box say this pev file annot be open and asks me to choose a programe so when i choose notebook this is what is displayed MZ   ÿÿ ¸ @ ð º ´ Í!¸LÍ!This program cannot be run in DOS mode.$ ·‘Ú›óð´Èóð´Èóð´È&... Read more

A:Had system tool trojan and used combo fix

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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I had already posted this, but in the wrong forum.

I am receiving a C000021A Fatal System Error and cannot log onto XP/SP2. I was using Combo Fix as a last step in finding Malware. I had everything working fine, but wanted to make sure that I had gotten rid of it all. I should have quit while I was ahead. Combo Fix went through all of its stages and then said it was going to reboot. After rebooting I received the error. I have tried just about everything I can think of. Safe Mode does not work. I was wondering if someone knew what Combo Fix might have changed in that I may be able to fix it using the recovery console. Also, I can access my Windows files via Ubuntu. I am trying to avoid the inevitable reformat reinstall. I have Dell OEM version of Windows with SP1 therefore I cannot do a repair install

I have since found a thread stating to use this in recovery console to recover last backed up registry.
cd erdnt\hiv-backup
batch erdnt.con.
I tried it, and files copied but it did not work. Anything else I could try? TIA

A:C2000021A Fatal System Error after using Combo Fix

Have you tried running chkdsk from the Recovery Console?

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smitfraudfix and combo fix. I was told to post a new topic with these i think.SmitFraudFix v2.195Scan done at 2:49:12.73, Tue 06/26/2007Run from C:\Documents and Settings\Matt\My Documents\My Received Files\SmitfraudFixOS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NTThe filesystem type is NTFSFix run in normal mode???????????????????????? ProcessC:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\... Read more

A:Smitfraud And Combo Fix For System Alert Problem I Am Having

Since you are being helped here by RichieUK http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/95940/annoying-safety-alert-sends-me-to-spycrushcom-spyware-scanner/I am closing this thread.

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I have the upgrasde ver of xp-pro and after installing win98, the system doesn't allow me to install xp.

Here's the system: MSI km2m Combo-L ms-6738 ver1.0 board with Athlon xp 2400+ cpu; VIA ProSavageDDR km266 and VIA vt8235 chipset; Award BIOS v6.00PG W6738VMS V.1.3 041803; 2-512mb ddr memory;

Here's what i've done: used multible hard drives, and cd/ dvd roms, also xp-pros, and i still can't get xp to install. I used the same format thereafter on 2 P-III systems and no problems with installation. So the problems are not the xp disks, hard drivers or cd/dvd roms, even rest the bios, and disable some features so there would be not conflicks and reset again nothing works, so i don't know what to do.

The system will load win98 up and runing, but not xp, is their any thing i can do, to install xp, and by the way i have 2 of these type of systems, and the same thing happen to the both.

A:Problems Installing Xp-pro On Km2m Combo-l System


I don't know what method you are using to try the install, but here are some tips that might help:

First of all, I always recommend that you set your boot order in the BIOS setup menu to:

CDrom - 1st
Floppy - 2nd
Hard Drive - One you want to boot from - 3rd

Don't forget to save before you exit the BIOS setup menu.

Boot up Win98, put the XP cd in (you may have to go to My Computer and click on the CD Drive to start the disk), open it and select Install or Setup (whichever it says since I have not used 98 for a while).

Second possibility, shut down, put the WinXp disk in the drive, boot up with the WinXP disk in the drive and wait until it comes up and try the install.

Third possibility, Boot up Win98 as normal, go to Start, Control Panel, ADD/REMOVE and try to install/setup that way.

For My Information Check: Exactly what happens when you try each of these methods???? Can you see the contents of the Win98 disk when in My Computer? How about after (if you can get there) when you open in it MY Computer?

Post back with results and we will evaluate where you are.

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Believe my computer was infected with Agent.adb! Followed instructions per the board, ran combofix per instructions, also ran SpyBot scan.

However ComboFix indicated that Windows\system 32\drivers infected, failed to find valid replacement.

Prior scan also indicated that host infected. During process of diagnosis, other messages included that it had Trojanc.03.sbl and Rootkit.zero.access!, though that was prior to running ComboFix, and those may be resolved.

Have now run ComboFix several times. Any suggestions what I should do next?

Infection was via an email.

A:windows system drivers invfected - ran combo fix, what next?

Please follow Steps 6 thru 9 of Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html and post the requested logs, following instructions in the Guide.

Also...post your latest ComboFix log as part of the submission in the forum linked to in the Prep Guide.

One of the BC Malware Response Team members will attempt to assist you shortly.

Thanks .


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Hi,I am receiving a C000021A Fatal System Error and cannot log onto XP/SP2. I was using Combo Fix as a last step in finding Malware. I had everything working fine, but wanted to make sure that I had gotten rid of it all. I should have quit while I was ahead. Combo Fix went through all of its stages and then said it was going to reboot. After rebooting I received the error. I have tried just about everything I can think of. Safe Mode does not work. I was wondering if someone knew what Combo Fix might have changed in that I may be able to fix it using the recovery console. Also, I can access my Windows files via Ubuntu. I am trying to avoid the inevitable reformat reinstall. I have Dell OEM version of Windows with SP1 therefore I cannot do a repair install TIA Note: I reposted in the HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum. I should have posted there in the first place. Sorry.

A:C2000021A Fatal System Error After Using Combo Fix

For the benefit of other readers I'm going to point out that Combofix is a powerful tool that the author didn't intend the public use, it is intended to only be used under the guidance of a person trained in its use. Improper use of this tool can render your computer inoperable.

If SP2 was added after you purchased this computer you may be able to go to Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel. When you open the Add or Remove place a check mark in the box titled Show Upgrades at the top of the page. After this you should be able to use the installation disk to run a repair installation. If you are able to do this you should immediately add all the XP updates.

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Early today my computer was perfect, then came the disater, I was informed that I needed to install SP1 (vista service pack 1). I did so, and towards the end of the process, it crashed my system, I mean a total, complete crash. There is no windows, no prompt, no curser, just a black screen. No matter how many times I turn my compter on and off, the same black screen is looking back at me. The microsoft website is not helping, they want to charge me to fix a problem caused by their system (dont get me wrong, happy to pay for service). Is there any way I can restore my system without inserting the start up disks again.

Added: While waiting for a reply I have decided that I would have to start over. However, my computer will not even read the discs to start over, there is just nothing. Just black. (3 years ago, I had to start over, it was simple,I just put the manufacturer disks in my disk drive, started the computer, and it wiped everything and started again). Any suggestions would be so much appreciated.

A:SP1 just crashed my system


are you using a PC or laptop? When you turn the PC off then back on, do you see the POST screen, i.e. the manufacturer's logo and/or a series of checks denoted by white text on a black screen?

It could be that the PC isn't fully turning off and you're going straight back to the screen you're seeing. If that's the case, remove the power lead from the PC after turning off (or remove the laptop battery), wait 10 seconds then reconnect and power on.

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my system got crashed and I managed to reboot with the cd of Lenovo but its not working as it was so I do like to know that can I get my system's factory settings if yes- how could I get it.
Thank you bon400

A:system crashed

Is the system a Dell server? If so, what model, operating system and controller?

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I am running vista on an acer laptop. Last night it crashed. When i turn it on a black screen with safe mode options pops up. I tried that but it starts to load and nothing happens after that. I don't mind if i can't recover any files because all i really had on there was pictures and music.

If there are any tips that could help me out to get my computer up and running again, please let me know.

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First off, thanks to everyone ahead of time for helping me!

Alright, so I just moved to a new house and hooked my computer up to the internet for the first time on the new IP. I was on for just a few minutes when I got a "Send error report" saying that "the system has recovered from a serious error". When I go to click anything, I get the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH!! Now it happens everytime within a couple of minutes when I load my desktop. Now I don't really think it has anything to do with a different IP or anything like that, but I've been messing around with other forums for days now and still haven't been able to fix this problem so I decided to jump in the forums and post my own thread and just hope I can get this fixed.

A:My system crashed, please help!

Hopefully the computer wasn't dropped when you moved from house to house. Also hopefully the computer was packed up right and didn't get banged around inside the truck or whatsover.

One thing you can do is to check the HDD for any errors. Go to the manufacturer's website of the hard-drive and download the latest diagnostics utility. Then put the program onto a CD, boot the computer to the CD, and test HDD for any errors. If there are any errors, then it's time to backup your files ASAP.

Another thing you can do is to perform a windows repair on your computer and hopefully windows repair will fix the problem.

Also try reseating computer parts. Reseat the videocard, cpu, and memory sticks and make sure they are on the motherboard tight.

You can also perform a check disk repair. Go into my computer and right click on the C: drive. Then choose properties and then click on the tools menu. Click on "check now" on the error-checking section and then make sure the two boxes are checked. Click on start and reboot your computer and let check repair do it's thing.

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recently i changed my window 7 home premium to ultimate, lost all my programs. my vaio assist button are no longer working and i ve no back up either...kindly assist me

A:system crashed

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

If you did a full reinstall then the new OS may have deleted all of your files.

How did you go about upgrading from Home Premium to Ultimate?

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Im not sure what led to it- maybe a virus. The same events occured each time. Programs became very slow, mouse froze, became low on memory(~.5gb) so shut down the system and a couple of error windows came up saying to the effect that $something couldnt be saved. I wasnt saving any files that I knew of. Wouldnt reboot- wouldnt repair-reinstalled windws. the last time a bunch of mp3s were playing so checked all mp3s with AVG and Comodo AV as well as the entire system. Nothing found. This is getting old. but Im getting very fast at building the system Any ideas?

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crashed drivers and only message appearing F2 set up and f12 to change boot service and keeps switching itself on and off and I cant reload new drivers online and retieve my data.pls help

A:crashed system

i m an windows 7 and cant reload and retieve my info,keeps restarting wih F2 and F12 msgs

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Hiiiiiiiiii all

My XP.system have been crashed , I was doing some particular updates and when it done and reboot the system I can not log in to the XPsystem .

I have two systems in my device the other one is ubuntu , as we know when I turn on the device the system Give me a suggestions to select which system I want so I choose windows but the problem is the system again restart from it self and it still do that just with xp but it okay with linux , I think I need to delete the files of current updates but how can I log in to windows ?

- I can not reach to the welcome screen
- Safe mood as normal mood , which mean it still restart
- I lost the CD's of system

A:My XP.system have been crashed

From the Advanced Options Menu choose Disable automatic restart on system failure instead of Safe Mode.
Post the lines under the Technical Information section, the Stop code and any file names it mentions.

Do you know which updates you were installing?
If you were installing the KB977165 update, and have the version before MS added code to check for the presence of a rootkit, that could be the cause. Installing the update on an infected system causes blue screens or restarts.

Check the Windows partition for this folder:
If present, check in the spuninst subfolder for the spuninst.txt file

The spuninst.txt file contains the commands that the Recovery Console would use to uninstall the update. It's a list of Delete and Copy commands to delete the new files, and restore the old version. The last command makes a copy of the spuninst.txt file named spuninst.tag so that Windows Update will know it's been removed.

You can do each command from Ubuntu if you don't have an XP CD.
If you have access to a Vista/Win 7 DVD or can download one of the Vista/Win 7 Recovery Environment CDs, I have a batch file that can uninstall the update as well.

Vista Recovery Environment CD
64 bit Vista
32 bit Vista
Win 7 Recovery Environment CD

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My laptop crashed, system 32 not found/corrupted, i bought a boot cd ( not realising i had one supplied with the laptop). The bought disc then reloaded xp pro, so no files, no office programs. When i did find the right disc and press f8 on start up i have 3 windows xps to choose from bottom is the corrupted one middle is the clean version and an incomplete one. When i load the correct boot cd it states i do not have enough ram memory, can i delete the top 2 xps? I just want to get back to the corrupted version and give the original boot cd another try.

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I was trying to free up some space and accidentally deleted tons of system files and a bunch of necessary things I have no idea what to do or which system files I deleted. I tried starting it up and it came up with a screen saying Power Saving Mode and then switched to a screen coming up with: SYNTAX in the middle and on the bottom it said: Press TAB to enter post.... and Press DEL to enter setup. I tried the rescue disk but it wouldn't load the CD Drive. Then I went into the BIOS and changed it so it would boot the CD drive first. Nothing happened. WQhenever i turn it on the SYNTAX and Power Saving Mode scxreens just cycle over and over continuously.

I desperately need help. I hope you can help me someway

A:System Crashed

Welcome to BC
Do you have a XP disk?

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crashed drivers and only message appearing F2 set up and f12 to change boot service and keeps switching itself on and off and I cant reload new drivers online and retieve my data.pls help

A:crashed system

i m an windows 7 and cant reload and retieve my info,keeps restarting wih F2 and F12 msgs

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I think that I wiped out some registry files prior to rebooting. Now can not access system, not even open BIOS setup.
Put Win xp pro disc in and rebooted many times, pushing DEL to open BIOS setup, but can not. Only comes up motherboard flash screen.

I really screwed up and have no idea how to access BIOS setup. This is a work machine so in a tight spot.

Any suggestions would be great!


A:HELP! Crashed system.

What were you doing to your computer before this happened? Where you flashing the BIOS?

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Hello everyone,

While l was formating my Toshiba laptop, the power went out and the system could not continue with the formatting even when it is rebooted.

It comes on showing "NTLDR is missing", press ctrl+alt+Del to restart system.

Please Help.


A:Crashed System -XP

Don't know if you have a xp boot disk but if you do you should be able to copy the NTldr file from that to the root windows folder.

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I was working with my "backup" computer.......Win XP SP2 and ran an AVG scan.......anti-rootkits. I removed 5, and one was fixed. Later on I shut down the computer when a storm came through, and about an hour ago powered it back up. Windows will NOT boot up. It continued to recycle, and I am unable to get into SAFE mode, nor will it boot with the last known good settings. I tried "debugging mode", "disable automatic restart on system failure", and "safe mode with networking" (out of desperation), but nothing's working. I do not have a recovery disc, but I do have the OS re-installation disc that came with the computer, plus the SP2 disc I got from Microsoft.What's my next step? Thanks.

A:I Just Crashed My System

I will move this to the Am I Infected forum, where someone will try to assist you.


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Hello I recently installed suse on my computer and I also have windows xp installed on a seperate partition. Since I am an idiot I was on windows xp and I decided to delete the suse partition trough windows. After I deleted the suse partition, I restarted windows and like ususal it said Grub loading, but I got an error because obviously suse is no longer there, so I put in the win xp disc and tried to repair windows. I thought if I deleted the 956 mb swap partition it would correct the system from trying to load Grub, but it actually made things worse and now I cannot even load the windows xp disc. Now when I try to load the xp disc it says inspecting system configuration then the screen goes blank.........I dont know what to do! Help!

A:Help system crashed

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My windows vista crashed for no apparent reason and it will continuously direct me to a black screen with an option to continue normally or launch startup repair.

Normal startup doesn't work, and the repair gives me the message "cannot repair this computer automatically". I send the info to microsoft and it gave me no options to fix it

And although I have attempted the repair several times already, for some reason it says number if repair attempted:1

Root cause found:
Startup Repair has tried several times but can still not determine the cause of the problem."

Root cause found:
Unknown bugcheck: Bugcheck 7f. Parameters = 0x0 0x0 0x0 0x0.

Repair action: system restore
Result completed successfully

Note this is the results from 2 separate occations

I have tried System restore to an older date but it did not work

I have tried safe mode, did a dskchk with /f but didn't do anything

Unfortunately I have made no backup

Also, the windows came with the computer so I don't have any disks or anything

A:System crashed please help!!

I am no expert,but the same thing happened to me with my laptop in October. I called my computer manufacturer's tech service and we went through most of the F8 options and none of them worked except for the options under recovery manager: I had a choice of full factory recovery or recovery with automatic data backup and I chose recovery with automatic data backup. Because I chose recovery with backup,I retained all of my files. I don't know if your computer has that option or not. But,if all else fells you may be able to do that.

There are probably other things you can do first. Other people with more knowledge than me might have other suggestions,I'm sure.

Good Luck!

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Hello everyone, im new to this site so i will appreciate any help and return it if ever i can. I think Spyware crashed my system (XP SP2) it was acting slow and as soon as I went to install Trend Micro anti spyware it literally shut me down. Now I dont know if spyware is that smart but anyway my desktop is worthless right now. It freezez before safe mode starts and I cant accomplish anything else. All I want is to retrive my files and pictures off of the drive then i will have no problem reloading win xp. I tried a USB to IDE cable but I cant access any of my files it tells me access denied. Any suggestions please let me know., Thank you

A:I think spyware crashed my system

Do you get the Access Denied error for all files, or only things inside of your Desktop or Documents and Settings folder? You may want to see if this helps: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

Otherwise you could download " The Ultimate Boot CD" and follow these instructions to burn the CD. Note that you will need any OEM or RETAIL XP Home or Pro CD with SP1 or SP2 to burn the cd. You can boot from the CD and then copy the files to a USB drive.

An alternative boot cd would be a Linux Live CD if you only have recovery CDs.

Let me know if you get any errors when trying to copy the files to a USB drive. There may be a tiny, tiny chance that the virus altered your hard drive permissions.

Hope it helps,

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So, I did a stupid thing, deleted some files, and crashed my computer. I tried a safe reinstall of windows (which was not supposed to write over anything) but even after that I can get windows to install/run properly. It's windows XP. My question is, is there a way the I can hook up the broken system to another computer and simply copy the files off of it? I know the exact directories of the files I want to get. Or is this something I'd be better off taking it to the local best buy for? Or just call it a day and re-format?
Not really sure what other info to supply you with, haven't opened either system to see if there is an empty slot to hook up to.

A:Can I get files off of crashed system?

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I hooked up my friend's computer and proceeded with the Microsoft Updates in order to download the latest updates for the PC. When prompted to restart, she clicked OK to restart. After startup, the PC screen when to the startup options - start normally, safe mode, etc. etc.

Computer will no longer reboot to a normal windows screen.

Help please.


A:System crashed after installing SP3

Its a known fault with amd processors.

Boot into safemode, then go
to HKEY_Local_Machine>system>Current Control Set>Services
Find intelppm and change the value from a 1 to a 4.

More info here:

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Ok....Everyone has the right to say "I told ya so!" I have read the posts about the freaking SP2 monstor. I tried to take all the necessary precautions such as getting rid of any spyware and uninstalling my adaware and spybot programs before downloading SP2. Now this is what happened...I restarted after downloading and my system does four things...1. displays the microsoft XP load page for 6 seconds. 2. Blank screen for 16 seconds. 3. HP logo on blue screen for 4 to 6 seconds. 4. Blank screen for 6 seconds amd then loops back to the microsoft XP load page. I have contacted MSN support about this and was told that I have to call their SP2 support that has a different number and hours that they work. So I am on my daughters computer posting this dire request for help while waiting the time to pass for the freaking peeps at MSN to get their sorry butts to work. And to thing that regular support suggested that I call HP for help at $35.00 an hour! Told MSN that they would get the bill and for that I was promptly hung up on! Ok Mr. Bill Gates; I got a bone to pick with you!

A:[Solved] System crashed by SP2

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The first time I thought it was because I was running some other stuff at the same time, my system simply froze. I couldn't move the mouse or use the keyboard, but I did see the hourglass appear and disappear on my mouse cursor.

The second time I tried to use it I left it alone to scan and I got a blue screen error (which I took a picture of with my digital camera) and I took a screenshot of the log it posted after I rebooted my system, or the locations where the error files are. It told me the system recovered from a serious error.

A:GMer crashed my system twice

Why are you running gmer? Do you have reason to suspect malware?

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Anyone have an idea how to retrieve e-mail contacts in Outlook from a crashed system that won't boot and can't be restored?

A:Crashed system question

You could try slaving the HDD in another system and trying to retreive the contacts that way.

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i had a computer freeze today , i rebooted and it wouldnt get past post , just went to a black screen with no operating system start up , i rebooted again and tried to get into safe mode , but it stalls at a point where it says;
multi(O)diskrdisk..etc etc Sys32drivers\Mup.sys

rebooted again with different BIOS setting and it goes through post , lists USB devices , PCI devices , IRQ settings and then stops after the last line where it says ACPI controller.

i went back in to BIOS and checked all boot priority settings , i tried to reinstall the operating system , but it goes through the windows installation dialogue , then stalls at the point where it says " Setup is starting wondows " and just hangs

i thought the HDD was faulty , so installed a brand new HDD , tried to install windows on that but get the same problem ., it just hangs and wont start windows.

any suggestions ,it is obviously a hardware issue , it cant be the HDD as i replaced it with a new one............... ???
Win XP
gigabyte 945GZM S2
duo core CPU
kingston RAM 512 Gig
Seagate SATA 80 gig drive
using onboard VGA

A:crashed system cant install OS

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As title indicates my system has crashed. I figured since the hdd was pretty corrupted it would be ok to format it using a vista img since I have a valid product key and there lyes my problem.

I have a OEm product key and a HP pav dv7 1260us. When I got my laptop it as usual came with no cd's. After reinstalling the OS I came to find out after it first said my key was ok that everytime I go to retsrt computer it saids my key is invalid. Idk what to do at this point. I looked all over the internet to find a OEm version since the retail will not accept OEm keys because of a invalid certificate. So what can I do? My computer now is constantly in a "windows needs to activate 30 more days" state and it won't accept my key. I have called microsoft just to have them tell me i have to contact HP for their original cd's however it cost around 40 for them. I do not simply have the money atm. Can anyone help?

A:(OEM KEY PROBLEM) System crashed

Vista OEM and Retail disks are bit-identical.
The only difference is the Key itself.

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

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Was installing service pack 2 and system crashed now can not even get back to my old vista.

Seems to be loading and then I get:

!!oxc 0190005!! 9293/45274 (registry\machine\schema\wcm.//microsoft-...)

Then it freezes. I let it stay here for 18 hours and nothing. Tried to boot with my old vista windows disk and can not get a fix or get back to loading anything. Latest error said windows can not fix problem. Frequant black screen of death after bios or it goes to above point and stops.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:System crashed during install

Originally Posted by johnjosiah

Was installing service pack 2 and system crashed now can not even get back to my old vista.

Seems to be loading and then I get:

!!oxc 0190005!! 9293/45274 (registry\machine\schema\wcm.//microsoft-...)

I think your system have trouble with unload Schema hive - it is only temporary hive and after restart system never use it.Download MEPIS Bypassing Log-in Passwords to Access Folders on Drive
burn,boot it and navigate to folder C:\Windows\System32\config ->in this folder find SCHEMA file and rename to SCHEMA.OLD ,next run system normally.

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Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 X86
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [J:\ldl\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Complete Dump File: Full address space is available

WARNING: Dump file has been truncated. Data may be missing.
WARNING: Whitespace at start of path element
Symbol search path is:
Executable search path is:
KdDebuggerDataBlock is not present or unreadable.
Unable to read PsLoadedModuleList
KdDebuggerDataBlock is not present or unreadable.
KdDebuggerData.KernBase < SystemRangeStart
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 UP Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x00000000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055b240
Debug session time: Sun May 15 14:05:38.640 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:02:55.225

A:System Crashed - BSOD

We need to know more about your BSODs...Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program and When scanning is done, go to Edit > Select All.Then go to File > Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.Compliments of Broni

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o.k., i'm giving this a try. my daughter's computer has been REALLY down for about a month now, nothing but black screen to reboot,safe,last configuration, etc. none do anything but repeat the screen or randamly go to the HP start screen. when i boot with the recovery console disc, it reaches the console and asks me to choose which do i want, install, R for repair, you know. then it will start the process over. i do find that it's missing systemconfig32, AND error code 14. setup cannot contnue when i try to load the compaq recovery disks. lately filei386halaacpi.dll COULD NOT BE LOADED has shown up. this is recent, though. i broke down and spent $60 with HP. WHAT A DOPE! don't think he knew any more that ME, and i know very little. lots of help would be greately appreciated-i've been out of work with a double back fusion for 6 yrs., it failed and i cannot work. gots little cash for circuit city! i've been reading the site for 4 days solid or until the wife yells too much to stand.

thanks for all the info already, it's been quite helpful.


A:completely crashed system...

Lets try some troubleshooting and see if it could be a hardware issue.

If you are comfortable working inside the computer, shutdown the computer, open the side of the case, remove all PCI cards except the Video Card if it is PCI or AGP, unplug all hardware from the computer except the Keyboard, Mouse, & Monitor, then boot and see if the same problem happens.

Post back with the exact error messages.

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We have Windows7 and an exterior drive backup. This exterior backup advised us this morning that a partition was full.

We tried to shut the system down - and it asked if we wanted to 'correct' something in the system (it said it was trying to decide). We opted to 'save' the changes and were prompted to reboot the system,

When the computer came back on - there was a white line across the middle of the screen, changed to black and the whole screen 'faded to black'.

Since then, we have tried a variety of things

We did ALT F10 - the system goes to Windows and the Ace restore menu

We did a system restore (NOT FULL)

Then we got

Error Code 1392 The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

I SOOOOOOOOOO hope someone can give us a little direction to get this thing back up and running

One of the back up files says it was created in Sept 7 - and we cannot get into it. For some reason - the ongoing back up is not showing any more recent date than Sept

We DO NOT want to lose the data that hopefully is still in the computer

Any suggestions would really be appreciated - thank you

A:system crashed and won't restore

That sounds like your hard (external) disk is corrupted. Who is the maker on the drive?


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My system crashed last night. Loading a heavy graphics MMORPG, the screen started stuttering and semi froze. It has happened before and I hard turn off computer and reboot and all is well. Not this time.
This time I went to the "boot in safe mode" or "last good settings" or "boot normally" screen.
None works. When I try to boot in safe mode, i get a string of lines and it stops.. then recycles. When I try to boot normally or at last good settings, I get the Windows booting screen with the horizontal scrolling then it turns off and starts the booting process again.

I went to CMOS and put on default safest mode and that didn't help.

Then I decided to reinstall Win XP 64 Pro, my OS. I set to boot first via CD drive and it starts the process and delivers me a blue screen with "Windows Setup" in the upper left hand corner of the screen but it proceeds no further. It just sits there and the CD stops spinning.

I put another HD in from an older computer with Win XP and it booted so I assume it's not related to the MB or CPU but I can't for the life of me figure out what to do next. If I can't boot in Safe Mode and if I can't reinstall Win XP64... I am out of ideas.
I am planning on buying a new HD and installing my OS in it if I can't come up with an alternative.

Don't have all my hardware info but it's an AMD 2X64 cpu and a decent gigabyte MB with onboard graphics. I don't have a video ca... Read more

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Three days in a row I have received a blue screen of death which dumps to memory and then the system reboots and comes up and works fine.

How do I find out what is causing the problem? Please any help would be great!


A:3 days in a row my system has crashed

Sounds like bad hardware to me, memory? You aren't overclocking are you?

Did you run any stress testing like Prime95. Anytime I change my hardware, I run Prime95 overnight to make sure ram/CPU settings are stable.

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I am creating a database to track the courses an employee takes for the company. This will also be used for creating the registration list for a class being offered.

I have created the following tables: Accounts (name of business locations), Courses (name and course number of classes offered), Course schedule (dates of specific classes), employees (name, Account, etc of each employee), and registered students (the student id & schedule id). I believe my table set up removes redundancy, so I think I am OK up to here.

I am trying to create a form that will allow me to select an employee and based upon that populate the account field with the appropriate account name. If the employee moves to another account, then the account must be changed and the account id stored back in the Employee table.

I need to have the movement to a specific record done by selection of the name, not by entering a record number (or unique id).

I have tried forms and sub forms; I have tried macros using the SetValue expression, but I can't seem to get everything I need. Often I recieve a message stating that "The object doesnt contain the Automation object 'Test table 1'." It also says to "Check the components's documentation for information on the properties and methods it makes available for Automation operations." I have no idea what this is trying to tell me.

Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Right now I am stumped

A:Solved: Access 2003 Updating a combo box using another combo box

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