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Windows Xp Cannot Startup Because A Windows File Is Missing Or Corrupted


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#1 glassman153

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 03:41 PM

My computer has been infected with Vundo, Virtumonde, Adware, and Spyware so I posted a Hijack this log and a topic in the Hijack log forum. Someone replied and told me to use to Combofix.exe

I downloaded and let it scan the computer. That's when the computer froze and I had to take out the battery and tried to restart it. I clicked F8 repeatedly and it will not restart in safe mode or normal mode or last good known confergeration b/c apparently a certain windows file was missing or corrupted.

I'm assuming combo fix removed it.

What can I do? =( Things have gone bad to worst.

Edited by glassman153, 02 December 2007 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2007 - 09:12 PM

You are still working with with the HJT Team, specifically teacup61. Please wait until you are told you're all clear and she is done assisting you. You may make matters worse by cross posting in the forums and she does not know what you are doing. With that said I am closing this topic. If after you have been cleared by the HJT team you need this topic reopened. Please PM any of the moderating staff and we will reopen this post.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:11 AM

Member cleared by HJT Team, and still having issues. This thread now reopened. Please see this thread in the HJT forum for steps taken thus far.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:34 PM

Well, first of all...do you have an XP install CD and a valid license?

There are at least two basic ways to deal with XP O/S file corruption:

a. Running sfc /scannow.

b. Doing a repair install of XP.

Both of these require access to XP installation files. Both will replace any missing/damaged Windows files.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 09:10 PM

Do you have a walkthrough or something like that?

Please be warned/aware I'm not really good with computers.

I popped into the windows disk and tried to run /p and /r, they scanned but the computer was still the same and kept on saying: Windows is missing a certain file.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/119246/infected-with-trojan-vundo-virtumonde-virus-spyware-adware-unwanted-browser-toolchanges-ie-popups-and-more/ is the topic I created before and the actions I took and then eventually what the staff member told me that this issue was out of her hands since her speciality is malware not trouble-shooting.

Edited by glassman153, 03 December 2007 - 09:13 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2007 - 03:15 AM

See the following link for information on how to run the System File Checker (SFC).

How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System Files
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