Windows XP failed to start after a complete virus scan with Bit-Defender from Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4. The machine was heavily infected with malwares that took several scans to remove.
Long and detailed version:
Windows XP SP3 32-bit was infected with the infamous XP Internet Security 2011 and some other nasty malwares (windows disk fix, spyware cease, some FakeAV). After some researching, I was able to successfully removed XP Internet Security 2011 in safe mode with rKill and Malwarebytes. Everything is good and all but I still feel unsafe since for some reason the machine doesn't let me install an AV on it. I tried both Avast and AVG in safemode and normal mode but they all failed for some reason that I forgot to record down. I tried to scan with ClamWin from the USB and it caught one bastard: Trojan.FakeAV-5181. But I don't feel ClamWin is robust and adequate enough so I loaded Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 onto a CD, boot up from the disc, and scan the whole machine with Bit-Defender. It found nothing but after restarting, Windows failed to boot since then.
A list of options would show up. If choose "Start Windows Normally", it'd go to the splash screen and the bar would load for a while then a BSOD would flash up really quickly before restarting. "Last Known Good Configuration" is the same, it would just restart but without the BSOD. "Safe Mode" also failed, it'd load to "\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\agp440.sys" before giving up and restart photo.JPG 269.79KB 3 downloads .
I tried to boot up with Hiren's Boot CD but the machine would give off a long, continuous beep. Have to restart with CTRL+ALT+DELETE.
During the time I was battling with XP Internet Security 2011. I saw some warning about hard-drive failure but I didn't really pay attention to it because I thought it might be false warning generate by one of the malwares. I wonder if it could be a coincidence. Every event listed happened all in one day. NOTE that after I removed the malwares, Windows was back to normal, it booted up ok and everything was functioning. It just failed right after I scan with Bit-Defender.
Your helps and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Edited by iamindeepshit, 17 April 2011 - 01:29 AM.
Resized font to normal, moved from XP forum to Am I Infected.