Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Cannot Boot to Safe Mode after ComboFix install

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 ixoye77


  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:03:52 AM

Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:53 PM

I have two questions. I can not boot to safe mode after I have installed ComboFix. Is there a way to fix this? Secondly, I recently attained a virus/spyware/malware program on my computer and it took ages to remove. I used malwarebytes, superantispyware, avg scan, trend micro house call, hijack this, smitfraudfix, and winsockfix. Everything seems to be working fine now except when I do a google seach. If I search for something in Google and click on a link it works, but if I go back and click on another link it takes me to a lame site somewhere. I've scanned my registery to see if it was a problem with my hklm\system\ccs\services\tcpip\parameters to see if there was some hijacked ip's in there, but not was found. So I have no clue what else could be causing this. All my scans come up clean now. Thanks in advance.

Edited by ixoye77, 24 November 2009 - 08:55 PM.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 ixoye77

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:03:52 AM

Posted 24 November 2009 - 09:02 PM

Found a download link to safebootkeyrepair here on bleepingcomputer. I'm still having problems with the latter though.

#3 garmanma


    Computer Masochist

  • Members
  • 27,809 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:05:52 AM

Posted 26 November 2009 - 08:22 PM

Sounds like you still have some rootkits

We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepeal
  • Download RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).
  • Open Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click the Posted Image tab.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Check all seven boxes: Posted Image
  • Push Ok
  • Check the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.
  • Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.
  • Once the scan completes, push the Posted Image button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.


Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to High

Also try: right-click on rootrepeal.exe and rename it to tatertot.scr


Please download Win32kDiag.exe by AD and save it to your desktop.
alternate download 1
alternate download 2
  • This tool will create a diagnostic report
  • Double-click on Win32kDiag.exe to run and let it finish.
  • When it states Finished! Press any key to exit..., press any key on your keyboard to close the program.
  • A file called Win32kDiag.txt should be created on your Desktop.
  • Open that file in Notepad and copy/paste the entire contents (from Starting up... to Finished! Press any key to exit...) in your next reply.

:thumbsup: Go to Posted Image > Run..., then copy and paste this command into the open box: cmd
Click OK.
At the command prompt C:\>, copy and paste the following command and press Enter:
DIR /a/s %windir%\scecli.dll %windir%\netlogon.dll %windir%\eventlog.dll >Log.txt & START notepad Log.txt
A file called log.txt should be created on your Desktop.
Open that file and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users