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Frequent BSODs


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#1 webster256

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 03:13 AM

Frequent BSODs:

Usually occur the instant I click on something, although it has

occurred during times when keyboard, mouse are idle.

Most frequent when the TV is on and browsing the internet.

Firefox 3.5.5 Crashes with IE 7 also

Least frequent when neither above are running.

Has occurred in safe mode

Has occurred during attempted backup running under
Active Boot Disk under Vista PE? Best attempt to restore
a backup image is 24 minutes running before crashing.

Has not occurred while running dos environment diagnostics
such as Spinrite, Hiren's Boot CD, Ultimate Boot CD

I can provide an unload of BlueScreenView which shows all
minidump entries with the bugcheck code and parms 1-4 5?
along with the last 3 stack entries names.

SYSTEM:
1 gb memory

CPU: AMD Athlon XP 1900 1.6 ghz Never overclocked.

Mobo: SOYO SY-KT333-Dragon Platinum Ultra.

Video: Ati ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 7500 [Display adapter]

Tried:
Blow dust from all fans

Reseat CPU Heatsink, Apply new Silicon, None of original was left.
Core temp 41 degrees celsius not much change from prior.

Replaced memory. had errors on both 256mb sticks. now 1gb

Swapped video cards

Various op-sys, various drives: each on separate drives OSL-2000

multi-booting. Getting similar results on all systems.

Winxp Home SP1 ran sys file verify, ran repair install reinstalled all
drivers. No updates applied. Was a firm believer in not accepting
MS updates. Heard many war stories of performance hits after
MS updates. Also many forced re-installs. (early days of 95, 98, ME
and some of XP).


Copy of above using as backup. Can no longer run long enough
to create image backup

Winxp SP2 clean install

Windows 7 RTM dl'ed from MS. clean install

Swapped new power supply

Replaced CMOS battery

Running AVAST! free version, Malware bytes

First few runs of the above found a lot of trojans due to having
to run without router/firewall for a time router was disabled.

Can a trojan or rootkit cause frequent bsods?
If yes, just tell me now and help me identify it and will replace the
cpu, mobo, memory.

I cannot run GMER rootkit fixer because it crashes in bsod just
before filling the first page of output. Using current version.

Rootkit revealer runs, but doesnt find anything.

Tried a few runs of HijackThis using a few posts here as a guide
but not familiar with the tactics used.

I am a bit concerned about the machine checks in the event log
due to the log viewer link takes me to a MS explanation/definition
which seems nebulus.

Having had a Mainframe (IBM) 360, 370, 4330, S390 background in

application/system design and analysis, machine check always

meant some kind of CPU error (unexecutable code).

I built this system from scratch/components in the fall of 2004 and I

still love it. Help me find a reason not to replace cpu,

mobo,memory. I have ruled out or swapped the rest of hardware.

I see that combofix is not currently available as of Wed nite.

I've been reading some of the posts to become familiar with

protocol here.

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#2 MATTSPCHELP

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 06:59 AM

yes a virus can cause a blue screen , i recommend you set avast to do a "on boot scan" see below for instructions

To schedule boot scan using Avast, follow the steps below:-
Right click on the Avast system tray icon
Click on “Start Avast Anti Virus”
Avast anti virus window will pop up and run a memory scan
Once memory scan finish, you can right click on the Avast anti virus window and select “Schedule Boot Time Scan”
“Schedule Boot Time Scan” window will popup, select “Scan all local disk” and check on “Advanced Options”
For normal infected file select “Move infected files to Chest” and select “No action” for system files and Press “Schedule” button.
Avast will prompt you for restart to perform the Boot time scan and click “Yes” to reboot and start the scan.
Done you have just scheduled a boot time scan from Avast anti virus
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Posted 18 December 2009 - 05:01 PM

Thanks for the quick reply!

I ran avast boot for all drives and here is the result:

12/18/2009 13:42
Scan of C:\

Number of searched folders: 10416
Number of tested files: 88071
Number of infected files: 0

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12/18/2009 14:53
Scan of all local drives

File E:\WINDOWS\Temp\~osB.tmp\osmim.dll is infected by Win32:Adware-gen [Adw], Moved to chest
Number of searched folders: 31586
Number of tested files: 260497
Number of infected files: 1


Awaiting your reply

I forgot to mention another symptom:

Losing internet connection if no activity for while
causes me to have power off reset modem, router or both.

Edited by webster256, 18 December 2009 - 05:11 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2009 - 01:44 PM

run the following Winsock Fix and click fix

This will reset your winsocks , theese are dll files used to access protocols to connect you to networks , this will most probabley fix your issues
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Posted 20 December 2009 - 04:29 PM

I tried winsockxpfix and it didn't work for either problem

browser returns a message stating that the server took to long to reply (timed out).



The connection has timed out

The server at www.titantv.com is taking too long to respond.



I tried several ways to fix this and nothing works better than power off reset of both modem and router.

I ran winsockxpfix a second time and had a bsod on the startup after reboot.

Could we get on to the virus/rootkit hunting. I mentioned initially that this occurs in a fresh install (bsods)

I don't think timeouts occur on the fresh install, yet!

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 02:32 PM

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