Two days ago, I got the antivirus action virus; I followed the steps on this site to remove it via malwarebytes--and successfully did. Woke up today, however, and the computer began acting strange--Java started all of the sudden (Since this was when Antivirus Action initially started, I rushed to end the process, but no use), then I instantly began running malwarebytes again. It discovered three infected files; two fake alert definitions, and one other trojan (really hitting myself in the head for not writing down exact names). Malwarebytes was running extremely slow for some reason, and my computer was behaving radically. I'm running XP Home - SP3, and the screen froze for a second, and then went to the classic 98 or older era windows template--then went back. Then it did it again a half hour later and remained in that state. Before I started scanning with malwarebytes, I received a Win32 HOST process failure notification (where it asks to choose to send error info to Microsoft or not). After Malwarebytes finished scanning, it said it needed to reboot to delete certain files. So I did.
Here is where I ran into the BSOD. I chose safe mode, with/without networking, last known configuration, and boot normally--to no avail. I disabled automatic restart on error, and the BSOD posted:
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xB84C7524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Also, when booting in Safe Mode, the system hangs on "MDFSYSNT.sys." A quick google search uncovers that this is some windows process to be able to read Mac files/formats? My computer only has NTFS partitions and a Windows installation. I do have a FAT32 iPod Shuffle and USB docking station...?
Furthermore, after MDFSYSNT.sys is listed, the bottom of the screen posts, "Press ESC to cancel loading SPTD.sys," then shortly after crashes. If I press Esc, nothing happens.
I'm running a futile chkdsk through the XP disk recovery console.
: CHKDSK /p finished, merely saying "CHKDSK found one or more errors on the volume." with a bunch of generic memory size information. No indication of what or where the errors are, and if they were fixed.
: I now understand that /f needs to be used; but this may take some time--and is it the root of my issue.
: After discovering this user's issue and results, I decided to start running a chkdsk /r in the recovery console. Will edit back with results
The number one priority is getting to my data and transferring it to a safe HDD; then I plan on performing a reformat anyway.
: I performed an XP repair installation off of the boot disk, but no luck; it takes a little longer for the XP loading screen to crash than before, and safe mode crashes at the same .sys file, only without SPTD.sys notification at the bottom.
What are my other options, here?
Edited by lennybird, 25 November 2010 - 08:42 PM.