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#1 dgooze


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Posted 07 April 2008 - 12:53 PM

I have a problem with my hp laptop. Everytime I would power it up, after being off for however long I didnt use it for (i.e. working, sleeping) It would freeze up after about a minute of starting up windows. So.. (I know i should of asked first but..) I downloaded combofix from one of the posts on here. Now I think it worked but now I dont have a desktop background picture? Please Help!

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 02:59 PM

I presume you have seen the comments on your other thread that boopme has locked?


Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.

assuming the computer is still bootable may we please have this information?

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:31 PM

No desktop icons have appeared,( except for the combofix) Its just if I try to put up a wallpaper I cant preview them or see the little picture in the choose a desktop background window, but what is weird is that if I hover over where the pictures should be it highlights them as if they were there and if I leave the cursor over it for a few seconds it shows me the information of the picture (type,size,date etc.) but no actual image on the screen. Also the boot up problem is still the same.Laptop boots, Vista starts, few seconds after startup, freeze. The only way Im am getting around it is right when it starts up I open task manager and resource manager and wait till cpu usage gets low (around a minute), so it wont freeze on me. Sorry for the late response, no wireless access for awhile.

I have used avg7.5 found nothing
adaware 2007 found nothing
Windows Defender found nothing
Superantispyware kept finding andt.sys
Combofix Found above also did its duty and now this is where I am

I have now downloadied HiJackThis and scanned but have not deleted anything


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Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:11 PM

Hello dgooze,

I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/141800/hard-to-describe/ Because you have this log posted you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. good luck with your log.

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