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ComboFix Hangs Before Blue Window Opens

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#1 CCD


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Posted 05 February 2010 - 05:49 AM

I have 2 machines that will not run Combofix. Both machines had spyware that was removed, and now neither will boot in safe mode, and neither will run combo fix.
Combofix opens up, the little box appears and the green status bar scrolls across.. Task manager shows the combofix processes running, the .pif ect files.
But then the box hangs, never closes, and the blue status box never opens. The computer becomes overloaded by something running and non responsive.

1 machine boots to a blue screen with no text when you try and boot safe mode. The other machine boots to mup.sys and then hangs.

Any ideas how to get combofix to run on either of these machines?

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:22 AM

ComboFix usage, Questions, Help - Look here - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/273628/combofix-usage-questions-help-look-here/


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Posted 05 February 2010 - 02:53 PM

There are circumstances ComboFix will hang or stall at various stages due to malware interference, failure to disable any other real-time protection tools and CD Emulators (Daemon Tools, Alchohol 120%, Astroburn, AnyDVD) so that it does not complete successfully. While that is not normal behaviour, it is not unusual. In such cases, it is helpful to know at what stage CF stalled and to provide that information to the Helper who is assisting you so they can investigate.

Edited by quietman7, 05 February 2010 - 02:55 PM.

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