I almost don't know where to begin! I have had this problem since last Dec. It has rewritten my boot, it slowly takes total control of system, Starts by greying out controls such as "menu bar" in "organize layout" in windows explorer. The TPM has been disabled the entire time. I get "fake pages" also I have a complete set of false ".chm" & ".hlp" files. BIOS (Award 93.13) does not flash according to logs, but screen shows "success". I have cleared CMOS, flashed BIOS, removed BU battery, let set a week, installed new HDD, a WDC7500, and an Hitachi 320Gb. I do have win32k.sys in my win 32 directory.
After a few days, or sometimes hours, I have NO control left! Machine "lies", about every command "not enough memory" , "Path Not Found" "Recycle bin corrupt" (this is a favorite!) Browser will only redirect.
Fake controls in Admin tools, ( I can hit F5 & glimpse genuine page behind displayed page) Same with "safe mode" Login screen is behind it! Have ran Vista HP, Win 7 Hp , Pro, Ultimate, Win 8 Pro, Makes no difference! I also have an old Dell Inspiron 610 running Xp Pro sp3, It has same problrm but, affects it less and takes longer Approx. 1 month. Before NO BOOT! The machine I am Attempting to fix is my "08" Gateway ML6732 duo core Intel 1.87 Ghz, 3.6 Gb DDRAM, Hitachi 320Gb or WD750Gb internal HDD. Cannot access my external Iomega (Hitachi) 1Tb HDD Still contains backed up data. Also it immediately removes printing and burning capabilities, then write to USB goes soon after a fresh install. Also tried Elementary (stable) Linux,
A bit more resistant but still fails in days! Even running UBCD on Ramdrive only (no HDD installed) only runs a couple of days. I have read many logs, and I know that the "problem" creates a delete list for reboot, for any thing it does not like. Uses lots of .XML files and modified genuine Microsoft Files/Utilities. NO anti virus has detcted anything, or is told not to report. After a couple of hours, Registry is locked out. Writes ALOT to registry! Writes ALOT to winSXS dir.
I have to start school in March. I cannot afford a new machine. I do know some of the code is Korean, but not all. Uses mssmbios, and writes a 300k extended boot file (given time).
I have tried to weed out unwanted or unexplained files. No Good. Am running Vista HP sp1 currently.
About two hours now, Am losing some functions as I write. Any Ideas????? Thanks in advance, I'll recheck as soon as I can, But may need to Low level format and reinstall just to get back to this site.