Posted 21 October 2009 - 07:26 PM
Gentlemen...I have a problem that has brought me here.
I have in my possession a Chinese Windows XP based system that has a bleep of a problem with the letter "e" (I know, sounds like a nightmare from Sesame Street!)
When I press the power button, I can see the disk indicator light flashing as I hear beep-beep-beep-beep-beep...continuously until the windows xp boot logo appears and when the user log-on screen appears, the letter "e" quickly fills up the Password entry field until no character entry is allowed then the beeps return.
At this point, if I press another letter on the keyboard, the beeping stops and the "e" key no longer works no matter how many times you try.
I have scanned the computer with Norton Corporate and found 2 keyloggers (avp.exe). Additionally, I have already turned off system restore, ran CCleaner, booted into Windows XP repair console and performed "fixmbr" and "fixboot".
While the fix boot / fix mbr seems to work for the initial POST / Bootup, the problem returns as soon as the user log-on screen appears.
Has anyone come across this behavior before and what was the remedy? I would really appreciate some help on this annoyance.
Thanks for taking the time.