These are the things that took me to the STOP error with code 0x0000000A.
-One day, while I was in Firefox my antivirus/firewall ESET Smart Security 5 started asking to give permision to some (allegedly) Windows processes. I denied permision to everything and looked at the active connections on the firewall settings. My PC was connecting to a lot of IP's, even with Firefox closed and no other program running. One was from Romania, other from Panama.
-Suspecting spyware, I installed Spybot Search & Destroy, didn't activate TeaTimer or something like that an run a scan, with zero results.
-Next day I start the computer, bam! BSOD telling: STOP:0x0000000A (0xE2228008,0x000000FF,0x00000001,0x80610948). And it didn't generate a memory dump.
-I can (better said, could) boot in Safe Mode. I tried to use a Restoration point before I had Spybot S&D installed, with no luck. I then uninstalled Spybot S&D, installed SUPER Antispyware and run a scan which found 3 trojans (Gen-IRCbot, Gen-Skelten,Gen-Autoit).
-Things still didn't work. I checked the memory dump option, selected the option that generates the smallest dump possible, but still I couldn't get it to work. The partition where I have Windows installed has about 1,9 GB of free space.
-I have another partition with Ubuntu installed, and I have been using it to check email, play small games, Firefox, etc with no problems. (I'm pretty sure it isn't a hardware problem)
After that, came the 0x00000024 BSOD
The steps that I think caused the error are:
-Booted in Safe Mode with Command Prompt and scheduled a chkdsk of the main partition (where WIndows is installed) after restart.
-Restarted and tried to boot in normal mode, getting the usual 0x0000000A blue screen
-Restarted and tried to boot in Safe Mode with Command Prompt, it took longer than usual to load, and the process seemed frozen when loading all the drivers, so I shut down the computer.
-Now, no matter which mode I try I get the STOP 0x00000024
Things I've tried so far:
-I have dual boot with Ubuntu and Ubuntu works perfectly (it's in another partition but same HDD).
-I have run tests from Seagate to check the integrity of the hard drive and it has no errors (I run the long one).
-I had the Recovery console installed, but when I select on the boot menu I get a black screen
-I inserted a WinXP SP2 CD and used the recovery console there to run chkdsk C: /R . Each time I do it I get a line of text during the process that states chkdsk is doing addional operations or repairing (or something like that, I can remember).I get it 6 times during the process, but afterwards it ends correctly and gives information about the blocks of the hard drive.
-I have tried to replace the ntfs.sys file for the one in the XP SP2 install CD and from the ServicePack folder inside the WINDOWS folder.
-I've downloaded an ISO of the Recovery Console alone, and run chkdsk c: /R from there, and all I get is "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems"
After doing all this I keep getting the 0x00000024 error, what should I do?
Some info:I have a C partition with Windows installed (it's a small one, about 30 GB). I have anoher two partitions with all my documents, music, pictures,installed programs and games, etc. And then I have another partition with Ubuntu. As I said, I'd prefer to fix it, but if I don't have another option, I'd like to keep the two partitions with my data. I can use my Packard Bell DVD to restore the installation of XP or to do a Clean Install of XP or use a Windows 7 DVD to install it instead of XP.
Thanks in advance
Edited by hamluis, 03 February 2012 - 02:52 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected, put on Unbootables list.