Hi. Saturday my computer was infected with AV security software. i foolishly rebooted in preparation to remove the malware, and found myself in the endless rebooting cycle. I disabled automatic restart and came up with the code STOP:0x0000006f. I used my Windows XP CD to CHKDSK several times. Sometimes it found errors, saying one or more volumes on the drive were damaged, sometimes it said it was fine. I CHKDSK /r twice and still found myself in the rebooting cycle. I used recovery console and rebuilt the boot.ini, used Fixboot, and created a new MBR. I still found myself in the boot cycle so I used the XP CD to do an in-place upgrade to restore the basic files. During this attempt, I received several errors saying that the proper file, typically ending in DLL, could not be found on the disc, and the setup aborted. I tried again, ignoring the error messages this time and the install was more of a success. I was able to load windows. I removed AV security off my computer first by updating Malwarebytes and Superantispyware, d/c from the internet and performing full scans with both several times. That is where my machine is now, up and working, but crippled. I'm getting error messages left and right, typically when i'm trying to open programs. Internet explorer does not work, but Firefox does. Windows firewall no longer exists on my computer. Quicktime is disabled, along with Aol. I'm getting the icon saying "this copy of Windows is not up to date," but I cant update windows through the Microsoft website, or the security center. I'm sure there are other problems I've yet to discover. I'm fairly competent enough to know some of these are registry problems, but I really have no idea how to proceed with correcting these problems. I seek instruction. 0.o M
P.S. I was hoping to post the GMER log with this posting, but the scan has now taken over 7 hours and still not done, and I wanna get this out there.
GMERMerge posts and remove redundant log attachment. ~ OB
Edited by Orange Blossom, 07 July 2010 - 07:56 PM.