I recently tried to get into safemode, but it causes desktop to shut down, resulting in blue screen with the following error message:
*** STOP: 0X0000007B (OFX789E524, OXC0000034, 0X00000000, OXOOOOOOOO).
Had to press power button to shut it down. Restarted, pressing F5 (I know I'm supposed to use F8, but I recall that I used F5 and it worked) key repeatedly to get into safemode. Same thing.
But it starts up fine when started up normally.
Currently I'm also trying to get rid of the a redirect virus, but that's another matter. Other symptoms include very slow start up. About 5% of the time, I try to log in, but it stalls before displaying the "Start" button; this requires that I log out through the task manager and try logging in again.
I've run Rkill, Malwarebytes, 3lExplorer, Anvi Smart Defender. I removed a couple of viruses/malware, including the ransome virus. Before, I'd have audio from a commercial randomly play for a few seconds.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. It's possible malware is the cause of the issue. ~ Queen-Evie*
Edited by Queen-Evie, 23 January 2013 - 08:41 PM.