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BSOD: Can a boot up virus do this?

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#1 Lux Mundi

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:16 AM


I have a Asus Eee Pc 1005HAB. The operating system is Windows 7 32 bit.

I'm experiancing a blue screen of death with the technical details:

*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0x8645cb40, 0xaa99674c, 0x00000000)
*** iastor.sys - Address 8645cb40 base at 8641b000 , Datestamp 4a287809

I have tried the following:

Sfc/scannow, Memory check, Startup Repair, Scanning for viruses using Microsoft Security Essentials in Safe Mode, System Restore multiple times each further back, Cheack Disk, and using Combofix.

I cannot try to update the windows settings, for the BSOD appears before anything can offically start.
I asked a friend for an opinion and he thinks it might be a boot up virus, or some problem with the hard drive (although we both think its not the hard drive for it can boot into safe mode).
I would like avoiding having to wipe it out, but if worse comes to worse I will do that if neccessary. So any help is appreciated!

Edited by Lux Mundi, 20 April 2012 - 12:27 PM.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

Since you ran Combofix....

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

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