Anyway, when I ran TDSSKiller the following happened ... here are the details:
I downloaded and ran TDSSKiller.exe based on what I read in the links below.
Info on TDSSKiller.exe
So I ran TDSSKiller.exe and it gave the following message:
"Driver atapi Irp handler infected by TDSS rootkit ... cured"
The same message can be seen on the 2nd line in the Kernel Memory Scan in the TDSSKiller screen below. My messages in the TDSSKiller screen had no lines below the one I showed above, but just the flat curser symbol at the end & bottom of the text string.
My machine was totally locked up at this point. NOTHING responded except the mouse. I could not close anything ... I couldn't even get Task Manager to open up.
Did a hard boot and the computer seemed to have recovered. Re-ran TDSSKiller.exe because I thought maybe it didn't run to completion based on the lack of message text (compared to the photo above). Again, the same message was given by TDSSKiller and the computer was locked up tight again. Did another hard reboot and this time the screen comes up black with the following message in white text"
A disk read error occurred
Press Cntl+Alt+Del to restart
So I tried a Cntr+Alt+Del and it tries to restart, but comes right back to the black screen with the disk read error message above. Tried an F8 on reboot (Safe Mode) ... same disk read error message above.
I'm dead in the water ... ANY IDEAS on how to recover from this one?
I probably have a Windows Recover disk somewhere ... is that something that might fix this?
Thanks for any help on this !!
Edited by SuperBusa, 06 January 2010 - 06:49 PM.