Posted 08 October 2011 - 03:01 AM
I opened an email attachment (on an email claiming to be from Australia Post) the other day and within seconds my computer had critically low memory. I started my antivirus virus software and it kept shutting down. Another antivirus program, which was an obvious fake, started out of nowhere and asked me to purchase it to have the problem fixed. Shortly after that I lost all icons, programs, and was unable to access anything on my HDD's.
I have disconnected all my HDD's and brought a new one and installed Windows XP on this in able to try to fix the problem. But I am still having problems when booting the new HDD, so I suspect that something has been changed in the BIOS.
The following is what happens when I try to load my main infected drive (have 2 other infected sub drives).
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this appears again follow these steps:
Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a drive is identified in the stop message, disable the drive or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.
Check with hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select advanced startup options and then select safe mode.
***STOP: 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0x804EF620, 0xba5039A0, 0x00000000)
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to disk.
I have restarted the computer from this page. Then let it complete the physical memory dump, after which it auto restarts. Then I have pressed F8, black screen nothing happen.
I repeated the cold reboot and F8 several times then got the following.
Too many cold reset due BIOS POST system might be incorrectly overclocked.
*Warning: System BOOT Fail*****
Your system last book fail or POST interrupted.
Please enter setup to load default and reboot again
Press F1 to run SETUP
Press F2 to load default values and continue
Auto - Detecting Sec Master.. IDE Hard Disk