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Aatapi.sys Blue Screen of Death


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#1 seanbateman7

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:46 AM

Hey!
So I encountered my second blue screen of death, that made me reboot, only to find that I couldn't boot up, it just hung on IDE drives, this is the second time this has happened so I took my HDD and slaved it on another pc and ran dskchk. Alas it allows me to boot again! However I feel like I'm needing to fix this problem seeing as how this is the second time. I've done some research and saw that combo fix and tds killer may efficiently kill my problem however I know not to run things without being told to seeing as how it can ruin your computer.

My blue screen:
KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
atapi.sys

thats all I wrote down. I was doing some things in excel when the blue screen popped up.

I believe I may have a Rootkit malware of sorts but I'm unsure, I know its potentially bad and I would really like to fix it!

Thanks!
Sean

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:59 AM

<<I've done some research and saw that combo fix and tds killer may efficiently kill my problem.>>

The two tools mentioned...are only capable of overcoming some malware issues, they are not cures for Windows/system problmes...and they cannot overcome all malware issues.

BSODs are not necessarily the result of malware problems, although a BSOD may be the only visible signal of a malware situation, IMO.

If you feel that you have a malware situation with sufficient reason for such...then I suggest that you provide such reasons and I will move your topic to the Am I Infected forum.

It should be noted that chkdsk /r is incapable of overcoming malware problems...it a file system tool built into Windows. If chkdsk /r previously resolved a similar situation...it would seem that there is no reason to assume...that malware is present or a contributing factor.

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Based on what you've stated thus far...I'd suggest checking the hard drive (first) to ensure that there is no problem there.

<<I believe I may have a Rootkit malware of sorts but I'm unsure,>>

I'm moving your topic to the Am I Infected forum, based on above statement.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:18 AM

Thanks Louis,

There is a chance that it is not malware and that it is just a corrupted system file. I am still believing it to be malware though. I don't have the windows recovery disc and I don't know where to safely get the file to replace with.

-Sean




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