AntiMalware doctor TKOd my pc. Most of windows control panel programs + internet failed before I ran the various programs + scans to determine the problem. Now on restart I get a black screen ādisk boot failure, insert system disk and press enterā. Put a boot disc in and it launches windows setup, on reinstall, it tries to create a partition for the Operating System(I think) I get a screen with the message.Unknown Disk
(There is no disk in this drive)
Which I assume means I am missing drivers.
Is there any manual way to format hard drives without recovery disks for Windows Media Center edition 2005(HP)?
Below is the info I was prep, before I decided to throw in the towel.
Step#5 Firewall --
Enabling firewall was a no go most but not all of windows control programs aren't functioning. Network connection not working.
-ran with uncertain results... got 'finished' pop-up. But blackscreen pop-up remained open and never prompted me to reboot computer. It created the following log.
defogger_disable by jpshortstuff (23.02.10.1)
Log created at 18:15 on 07/09/2010 (compname)
Checking for autostart values...
HKCU\~\Run values retrieved.
HKLM\~\Run values retrieved.
Checking for services/drivers...
Unable to read stlzu.sys
DDS log returned this: aside from the 2 bolded....I am 99% certain that all the other programs legit. and Dassault hasn't been giving me any grief.
==== System Restore Points ===================
No restore point in system.
==== Installed Programs ======================
3DVIA Shape for Maps
Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
Adobe Reader 9.3.2Antimalware Doctor
Apple Application Support
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Software Update
Ashampoo Magical Snap FREE
CDisplay 1.8Dassault Systemes Software Prerequisites x86
DivX Plus DirectShow Filters
DivX Version Checker
DVD Shrink 3.2
FLV Player 2.0 (build 25)
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)
Intel® Network Connections Drivers
iriver Music Manager
Java Auto Updater
Java 6 Update 3
Linksys EasyLink Advisor
LSI PCI Soft Modem
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Works 7.0
MobileMe Control Panel
Nero 7 Essentials
Pure Networks Platform
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Spelling Dictionaries Support For Adobe Reader 9
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB963707)
VC80CRTRedist - 8.0.50727.4053
YouTube Downloader 2.6
YouTube Downloader Toolbar v1.0
==== End Of File ===========================
Ran gmer...unsure if it started autoscan or I started scan without unchecking selections. Resulted in instant crash with a blue screen full of text that flashed to quickly to read. After restart ran gmer and warning pop-up...GMER has found system modification, which might have been caused by ROOTKIT activity
In red Text above:
type - service
name - (xxxhiddenxxx) <---xxx are small upper case letters like you see in exponents
value - [BOOT]stlzu
Never made it through a full scan it would always freeze my computer.
Ran hijackthis and half way through with message: (a shorten version)
"for some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file. If any highjack domains are in this file......if that happens you need to edit the file yourself....C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"
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Edited by mbono, 10 September 2010 - 10:02 PM.