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Combofix - Need Help

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#1 mchadha1000


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:32 AM


I had lost my desktop and task manager. I ran Combofix. After reboot, it gave one error but continued. All my icons came back. But, now nothing works on my computer. Any application that I try to run gives the message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion". I have hundreds of files on the computer and can't even open the Computer to access any files. Any help would be appreciated.


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:29 PM

When you started running combofix do you recall it attempting to create a restore point? It sounds like maybe it didn't complete what it was doing. Have you tried going in to safemode and seeing if you can restore from a date prior to running it?
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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:39 PM

Two things--

Firstly, I want to re-emphasize a warning for the benefit of both you and others who may read this thread.

ComboFix (CF for short) is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. When CF is run without trained assistance, it can no longer be considered a "safe" tool. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

You may find this topic to be helpful - ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here


Secondly, reboot your computer again and see if that solves the issue.


Edited by Blade Zephon, 27 November 2009 - 07:41 PM.

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#4 mchadha1000

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 02:03 PM


Thank you for your response. I rebooted the computer and everything seems to be working fine.


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Posted 28 November 2009 - 07:19 PM

Thanks for letting us know your problem is fixed. :thumbsup:

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