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Getting past BSoD for formatting


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#1 Bentr

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 11:58 PM

boopme in another forum told me to go here.
I am currently having problems from the nasty MBR rootkit. among other things, it gives me the Blue Screen of death.
I want to format the hard drive but the BSoD is preventing me from booting up with my windows CD (Windows XP with Sp3)
Is there a way to get around BSoD?
Is it possible to go to DOS(get the command prompt) and format the hard drive (I forgot the DOS command ) and then insert my Windows xp disk and re-install windows after formatting?
Or did this work only in earlier versions of Windows?
Thanks in advance for your help!

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 12:21 AM

What is the Stop Error Code that you receive with the BSOD?

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 12:46 AM

I believe all these circles to be zeros, not Oh's hArd to tell on that screen...
the Stop Error Code is...
0x0000007E(0xC0000005,0xF748E0BF,0xF78DA208,0xF78D9F08)

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 12:55 AM

What kind of computer do you have?

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 08:45 AM

Desktop,Pentium dual core, E5400 @ 2.70 Ghz, 3GB of Ram

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 09:27 AM

Do you also know what chip set you have and other hardware specifics.

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 11:26 PM

Hi Bentr,

Please see this post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic367572.html/page__view__findpost__p__2059512

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:31 PM

Topic Closed; OP has chosen to attempt to clean the machine. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic367572.html/page__view__findpost__p__2060819

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