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Congratulations virus now cannot boot (regular or safe mode) I get the BSOD


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#1 figsahaas42

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:07 PM

Yesterday I started getting the "Congratulations, you won" audio as well as some other adverts randomly playing without any popups or browsers open. I tried a series of malware removals (Malwarebytes, spybot seek and destroy) I got hijackthis and tried to look for out of place items by matching with others posts. Anyways, did all that and then then ran an antivirus scan (AVG free) and went to bed. When I woke up I was at the Start windows normal/safe/safe with network/last known screen so I went to last known. When I did that, it never booted just goes to the windows logo and then blue screens saying memory issue or update BIOS. Tried to boot in safe mode, same story. When I run the diagnostics test it says "Error loading operating system." All remedies online so far require getting online (computer wont start) and downloading BIOS updates

HELP!!!

Edited by Pandy, 04 August 2010 - 01:06 AM.
Moved from Vista to a more appropriate forum ~Pandy


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#2 JSntgRvr

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:29 PM

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It seems that the issue is related to the Master Boot Record due to the Whistler Trojan. You will need the Windows VISTA Installation DVD to fix this. Please be advise that there is always a slight possibility that you may lose your Data repairing the Master Boot Record.
  1. You must access the Vista Recovery Environment throughout the Vista installation DVD.
  2. At the Install Windows screen, select Repair your computer.
  3. Then the command prompt.
  4. Type the following command at the prompt, then hit Enter.
    bootrec /fixmbr
  5. Once finished, type Exit and press Enter. Restart the computer in Normal Mode.




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#3 figsahaas42

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:33 PM

JSntgRvr,
Thank you for your help. I will keep this written down in case it happens again. I ended up just reinstalling windows completely and starting from scratch. Pain in the butt, but I needed to finish some school work before today and that was the only option at the time. Once again, a hundred thanks for the reply.



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Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:44 PM

Thanks for the feedback.

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