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Windows xp rhetorical crashes - attempt to fix with combofix fails

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#1 martinsre


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Posted 20 December 2010 - 04:31 PM

hi guys,
After skype autoupdated and avast updated, i've been experiencing some very annoying issues with windows. I am running xp pro, SP2. Everytime i open a program, and then use it, or click on the start button, and click on a program, i cannot select anything else on that menu, no does anything happen. When i hover my cursor over it, it just shows the sandwatch - as though it were loading something. The worst part, is that i cannot end the process of these programs in task manager; it's like its permanently there. Eventually, I am unable to work on any program, as i cannot select anything. The only program that appears to be useable, is internet - chrome.
This is driving me insane.

After spending countless hours on virus scans - spybot, malware doctor, etc. I turned to combofix after a moderator's suggestion on Pcper forums. It is impossible to launch combofix in normal windows - windows xp pro sp2 - it locks up and i cannot end process/task on the installation. In safe mode with networking i get two errors:
After downloading windows recovery console from combofix:
Boot Partition cannot be enumerated correctly

I press ok
Then it asks me whether I want to search for malware anyways,
I press yes

A moment later, after creating a windows registry backup/checkpoint,
The console reads
T was unexpected at this time

Now its been sitting there for some 30 minutes without a move. Not the first try.

Someone on a different forum suggested:
"Classic symptom of a PC infected with a MBR Rootkit virus."
Combofix should be able to fix it.

Thanks in advance,

p.s. If you wish to read through my brief discussion on the PCper forum - see here: might be helpful
PCper forums

Edited by hamluis, 20 December 2010 - 06:42 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.

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#2 martinsre

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 08:57 AM

Any help? I've tried Microsoft Malware removal tool as well, yet on a full scan, after 2.5 hours, it detects 0 threats. Any help... anyone???

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