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Blinking Cursor (top left) on Black Screen after I ran chkdsk /r on recovery console - Malware Issue Too

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#1 JP2010


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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:19 AM

Hello Bleepers!

Wow! It's been a long time since i have needed your support. Firstly, Happy New Year to all! Secondly...Oh do I need your help.... desperately!

I was online earlier today, and all of sudden i noticed my computer started to run slower. Then i saw a yellow triangle with exclamation appear in the system tray (bottom right). Since i have seen malware and spyware before i was immediately alerted and had a bad feeling. I closed internet explorer and noticed two files on my desktop, one looked like a folder and the other a strange file. I never put them there (obv). Something malicious must have intruded my system while i was surfing. Malware Pop Ups began almost instantly . Since i was worried i didnt wait to see what they were pretending to offer, or be. It appeared similar to most scanner spyware. I shut down my pc right after malwarebytes would not load. It stated some sort of hard drive error, which i assumed was fake. Upon rebooting, I was unable to load windows. I had previously installed the recovery console which i was able to access. I did a little reading and loaded the recovery console. I read that running "chkdsk /r" might solve the problem. Well it found some errors after a lenghty check, and said it fixed them. I then rebooted. Now all i get is the blink cursor in the top left corner, immediately following the dell splash screen. I am only able to get F2, and F12 to work. The bios does recognize the hard drive. PLEASE HELP!

I did take a screen shot of the finished chkdsk /r page from the recovery console if you would like me to post it.

Please help me...I'm really bummed.

Thanks - JP

Edited by hamluis, 15 January 2011 - 09:55 AM.
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Posted 18 January 2011 - 06:30 PM

Malware topic here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic374227.html

Now that your topic is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MR Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

Edited by Budapest, 18 January 2011 - 06:30 PM.

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