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#1 Abrunn11

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 03:52 PM

This past Monday ,I seemed to contract a virus, my computer was running slow, I was getting a lot of pop-ups and I was getting re-directed in Google. I ran MBAM, SAS and tdsskiller and quarantined what was found. After I rebooted I got the BSOD after the "welcome" screen. I rebooted in Safe Mode and everything ran fine. I ran MBAM, SAS and tdsskiller again and nothing was found, I rebooted again and got the BSOD again in normal mode.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:44 PM

Hello, if all the malware is gone then try resetting to a date before the infections started.
Windows Vista System Restore Guide


If you still have problems,then see How to automatically repair Windows Vista using Startup Repair
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:13 PM

Can you do a system restore in Safe Mode? It asks me if I want to do a restore offline even though I have safe Mode with Networking running.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:30 PM

System restore isn't working
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 12:18 PM

I am trying to boot from the DVD but it does not give me the "Repair Your Computer" option at the Install Now screen.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 01:31 PM

This is a list of everything (that I can remember) I have tried;

chkdsk /f - This does not run. It says; "The type of the file system is NTFS. Cannot lock current drive. chkdsk cannot run because the volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? I click Y and nothing happens on restart.


System Restore - This does not work. I pick a date it says "System Restore did not complete successfully. You Computer's system files and setting were not changes.

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System Restore failed due an unspecified error.
The parameter in incorrect (0x80070057)

Repair Computer - I click on the "Repair Computer" button under the F8 options and it takes me to a log-in screen. I put in my username and password and it says it is incorrect. I cannot get past this screen.

I have run MBAM, SAS, tdsskiller, and GMER.

The computer ALWAYS BSOD's with a 0x8 error whenever I try to log on in Normal Mode. I never have an issue in Safe Mode. I tried to disable all of the startup and services in msconfig, hoping that one of them was causing the error, but to no avail.

I have tried to boot from last know good configuration only to get the BSOD

I have tried to boot from DVD, to no avail

I have tried to re-install my OS, when I get to Step 2 - Expanding Files, I get "Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart installation.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:58 PM

Hello, the best answer I got was.. If it's a custom OEM install disc, it's possible they removed it (for whatever reason).

Aside from that, I don't know of another reason why it would be missing.

I think you will need to do a reinstall,too many corruptions. I think there is still a infection too,but that willl also go with the install. In some instances an infection may have caused so much damage to your system that it cannot be completely cleaned or repaired. Wiping your drive, reformatting, and performing a clean install of the OS or doing a factory restore removes everything and is the safest action.

Backup your data.. 2 guidelines/rules when backing up

1) Backup all your important data files, pictures, music, work etc... and save it onto an external hard-drive. These files usually include .doc, .txt, .mp3, .jpg etc...
2) Do not backup any executables files or any window files. These include .exe/.scr/.htm/.html/.xml/.zip/.rar files as they may contain traces of malware. Also, .html or .htm files that are webpages should also be avoided.

I believe the next best thing is to ask in Vista how you can reinstall..

Copy your last post here there.

Edited by boopme, 06 July 2011 - 06:59 PM.

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