I have possibly 2 items here. I'm positive they are related. If you feel they are not please let me know which one you would like to address and I will start a new thread for the the other.
I got the S.M.A.R.T. antivirus infection. No question
the other item is I am getting Write Fault Errors on bootup. I receive multiple instances of the following error:
"A write command during the test has failed to complete. this may be due to a media or read/write error. the system generates an exception error when using a reference to an invalid system memory address"
If I wait a while a new batch will popup if I dont clear the first batch. The SMART infection will popup whether I clear or not. Once I do clear the messages I have not desktop icons. I have the systray but all links in the start menu are empty. Going to add/remove software shows all installed software. I get the same results from boot to safe mode.
My systray has the normal icons for the running programs (IE printer, etc). Just noticed a "critical error: Hard drive controller failure" and "Serious Disk Error Writing to Drive C\:" "device initialization failed". Just found I have IE link in START menu and it works. Desktop is still black with no visible Icons.
SMART is resident in systray and can not be closed.
Ran Dir in cmd.exe...."file not found" at C:\.
Tired to run task manager..got "sector not found" and would not load
I am able to navagate with IE
SMART proclaiming "hard drive boot sector readin error"
No additions to add/remove programs that would indicate anything associated with SMART
SMART doesnt come up in safe mode but desktop is still all black but I am able to connect to internet, "file not found" doing DIR in cmd.exe window.
Running WINXP Pro SP3
I didnt do the items requested since I didnt think I could prior to today. I will try to get that done ASAP to be in complience with your wishes...
Edited by jpd9930, 01 June 2012 - 10:34 AM.