At the same time, I am unable to boot in safe mode (locks up) and I am also unable to run the chkdsk from
startup ("cannot open volume for direct access" message). I can boot to safe mode -directory services
repair only mode, but still get the "cannot open volume..." message.
The problem started a few weeks after I changed my firewall to PC Tools firewall, keeping my AVG antivirus
(I made the same change to my laptop and did not have any problem there). I started getting a message
saying that an "external source tampered with the firewall fwsettings.ini initilization file but was
corrected". This message repeated until the computer locked up or got the BSOD. After some tweaking,
running "antieverything" software, I still get a few of the message anymore and still get radom BSOD.
These are the things I did so far:
- Checked memory - ok
- Checked boot drive with Seagate DOS software (long test) and is passed.
- Ran Chkdsk through the recovery tool from the XP CD (only way to run it). Always message " found and fixed
one or more errors on the volume."
- Ran conflictinfo - ok
- Ran rootkit revealer - ok
- Ran Panda Antirootkit - ok
- Ran Root Repeal - ok
- Ran blacklight - ok
- Ran AVG antivirus - ok
- Ran Bitdefender Quickscan - ok
- Ran Kaspersky online scan - ok
- Ran A-squared Antimalware - ok
- Ran Malwarebytes antimalware - ok
- Ran Hijack this - I checked the suspicious entries online and nothing was odd
I still get the BSOD when booting to safe mode -directory services repair mode.
I also ran Dr. Web antivirus and each time, before hanging up,it gives a message that a virus was found and
to check its log. The log never includes a virus reference but always has several files indicating "read
error", but each time the error files are different: Some files with "Read error" messages are correctly
read the following pass.
At this point I have no idea even if this is a hardware or software problem.
Anybody can help me with this case?
1) Some days before the problem started, my regular scanning found a virus in a file and was cleaned. I don't remember what virus it was.
2) As I know there are conflicts between antivirus software, I have the "on -execution" option of the
A-squared antimalware turned off to avoid possible conflicts with AVG.
Edited by lavalos, 12 February 2010 - 09:01 PM.