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#1 maxheadroom

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 04:02 AM

I am running XP home Sp2. Zone Alarm on a 1ghz laptop with 256mb RAM.


My son picked up a trojan yesterday. I can not reboot my machine. I can get to safe mode with internet. I ran Norton AV and found the virus. It has been quarantined. I ran Adaware and removed some critical threats. Looking at the event logs for System, I find that Service Control could not start BANText. Bantext is Bantext.sys in windows/system32/drivers. I have searched google and can not find a replacement.


I put in my XP CD and tried to re-install. It wont install with SP2 loaded.


I can not do a restore. The last time I ran Adaware and Spyboot, I disabled restore and forgot to enable it again.


Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Posted 03 February 2005 - 06:45 AM

Go to this website and look for How to Run a Repair Install.

You could also try moving Bantext.sys to another folder or just right click it and rename to Bantext.old. This could be a remnant of the virus, or a file corrupted by the virus. I don't think its an XP file as I have seen that file in some of the spyware forums.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 01:54 AM

I read the article and tried all of the suggestions. The install CD does not accept the administrator password. I will get some floppies and download the updated version of the install.

I attempted to install as an update from the CD in safe mode.. I had Easy CD Creator 5 installed. It is incompatible with XP and I can't re-install. I tried to remove it with add/remove, but it wont let me uninstall in safe mode. I deleted all of the files. I searched the registry for adaptec, roxio and easy cd creator. I removed all of these entries. I searched for files containing easy cd creator and edited these files to remove the reference. The install cd and the add/remove still think the program is installed. Any ideas how to fix this problem.

I really don't want to do a fresh install of XP, I have a lot of customization and I would have to re-install every thing.

Thanks for your suggestions




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