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I Believe I Have Been Hacked.


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#1 cralor

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:18 PM

Hi.

NOTICE: I cannot even log in for more than 1 minute. Any use of programs is impossible.

The Story

I use the "sleep" feature a lot. This way I can press the space bar and can get on my computer faster. This morning, I pressed the space bar but then I didn't need the computer anymore. I came back to my computer 9 (estimated) hours later and the keyboard wasn't lit up and neither was the screen. The computer was, though. So, I clicked the Restart button on my computer cases console. It restarted, and a window came up saying that my Windows Resume feature had a problem and gave me 2 options: 1) Resume Windows 2) Delete resume memory and continue with boot process. I tried #1 first. I got the BSOD. It restarted for me and this time it automatically ran 'CHKDSK'. It checked my file placements and delete my wchdt.dll (or something like that). It also did some other things. It restarted yet again and this time I chose option #2. I logged in and everything and I got a pop up saying the installation of my SoundMAX driver has been changed and I must re-install it, but then after 20 seconds, I got the BSOD again. I repeatedly tried restarted my computer to no avail. I even tried the "Last successful boot" option to no avail. Lastly, I tried booting in Safe Mode. The first time I got a BSOD, the second time I was able to load up SUPERAntiSpyware and scan through the Memory and Registry before my computer froze.

The Details

1. I built this computer in January. I have had 0 problems with it.
2. I have not installed any programs in the last month.
3. I have not downloaded anything really in the last month.
4. The only thing that might be worth something is that a week ago I installed Rise of Nations: Gold Edition and have been playing that for a total of 4 hours or so so far. (It also installs a GameSpy program used for internet connectivity multiplayer play, but I uninstalled that when it installed on my computer immediately (because I do not use it.))
4. B. I also just downloaded (a week ago) the PuzzPack by Detached Solutions for my TI graphing calculator.

Thanks for any and all help!!

-cralor

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:24 PM

Next time you get a BSOD copy down the error message (including all the numbers) and post it back here.

Try running chkdsk from the Recovery Console. Insert your Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:37 PM

Hi. I forgot to mention that I have Vista Home Premium. Sorry!!!

I will try and play around for errors =)

EDIT: I have also tried going back a week ago using System Restore. I have also tried using the automated repair and the memory diagnostic.

EDIT2: I have jotted down some errors. (If you would like me to scope out more, I'd be willing. I have seen at least 5 varities.)

"STOP: 0x00000024"
"STOP: 0x0000008E
	 WimFsf.sys (85615779 base at 85614000, DateStamp 4549ad99"

Edited by cralor, 24 September 2008 - 05:49 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:24 PM

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935806

the other points to faulty hardware and/or software errors
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:30 PM

what's the ram and motherboard specifics?

I am a builder also
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:32 PM

G.SKILL 2GB DDR2 800 Cas Latency 4

ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Motherboard

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:42 PM

Have you set any custom bios settings for the memory?
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:44 PM

No. and i am recieving 0x00000050 upon "Windows loading files..." from the CD.

i havent been in the BIOS until today for the 1st time to make CD booting a higher priority

Edited by cralor, 24 September 2008 - 06:47 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:05 PM

With an asus deluxe mobo and premium memory I couldn't even boot until I turned the voltage up and set custom cas settings

You could raise the voltage

You could run memtest

http://www.memtest.org/

If you are having probems from a boot cd I would think that rules out malware

You are looking for a needle in a haystack
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:21 PM

it can't be my memory. like i said, i haven't installed anything hardware. i've been using this machine just fine since January when i built it. i put everything together, installed Vista, and done.
it is definitely my Vista OS. i am almost positive i got randomly hacked (or trojan?) and the OS files were changed. my boot CD has stopped working after many times i have tried using the Backup Restore and automated repair tool. this must have changed files that now the boot CD cannot even connect.

also, how do i use this if i can't login on my faulty computer?

i am using a dif comp to talk with you.

Edited by cralor, 24 September 2008 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:23 PM

You download the program, burn the iso and boot to it

It can be the memory, take my word for it, I have done my post doctural work in that field

Edited by DaChew, 24 September 2008 - 07:24 PM.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:31 PM

yes that might be the case. i am trying theboot memtest now

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:39 PM

like I said it's a needle in a haystack, there's the bios settings, the hard drive and power supply also

I ran for almost 3 years w/o a glitch till I had to raise my memory voltage after my power supply started to weaken

Edited by DaChew, 24 September 2008 - 07:40 PM.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:06 PM

it didn't working. i burned the .iso file directly to the CD but it says DISK BOOT FAILURE.

i think i am doing it wrong.

EDIT: i checked the BIOS. the voltage setting is "Auto" so that is not the issue. there is also no Cas Latency option - (it is only a category for the speed of the RAM)

Edited by cralor, 24 September 2008 - 08:19 PM.


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:22 PM

How did you burn the ISO?

If you look at the memtest CD in explorer, what files are on it?
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