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combofix appears to have killed my computer

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#1 exoskelliton


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Posted 02 January 2009 - 08:25 AM

"Always disregard any warnings issued by software authors" NOT a good policy. After running Combofix under adverse conditions and ignoring the recommendations made by the application, I now am the proud owner of an Intel dual core door stop.
Has anyone got an idea about what has been killed off, the thing will not even POST, or bleep, it just sits there with its one green eye glowing at me,,,, accusingly. Could it be that the bios has been wiped? or the processor zapped? any help or observations (with limited sarcastic content), greatly appreciated.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 10:08 AM

Yes, warnings are provided for a reason and those who ignore them, can pay a heavy price in some circumstances.

Discussion pertaining to how Combofx works, what it can or cannot do, is not available to the public in order to safeguard and protect the integrity of the tool from malware writers. As such, the developer does not want his tool discussed outside of private forums and therefore we cannot answer specific questions.

However, I can say that any issues with the Bios or processor are not the result of using CF.

Did you install the Recovery Console before using?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:50 PM

I'm not sure, but if you aren't getting a beep when it loads, that sounds like a problem with either the motherboard or the memory. You can try swapping your memory to another slot to see if that helps, otherwise I'm really not sure.

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