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Posted 02 May 2014 - 09:38 PM

Greetings all, I've been trying to fix my computer for a month. Unfortunately it hasn't been going great, at first I thought it was the port, that wasn't the case, then I figured it was the ssd, but upon receiving a new one, I was not able to download websites 8 to my ssd. 

Instead a blank drive takes forever to load, gets to one percent copied, and stops. Subsequent attempts are much faster, but the drive will sometimes show up, or won't. This leads me to believe the virus downloads itself to new drives before it will let any Windows programs run. I only managed to get hiren's boot disc running, but the mini Windows portion doesn't have any anti virus programs on it, and I can't get external drives to show up via the port on the front. 

Kaspersky anti-virus will not work as I don't have a non usb keyboard to use, and bitdefender is giving me graphical glitches upon start and won't update. The images seem to be inverted in color, and I think my graphics card might be broken.

The only thing I got to work is parted magic, which is fine to delete the data from the drive, but freezes the first time trying to do it. It may still be infected. 

The only thing I can think of doing is blanking the drive using parted magic then using a flash drive with ny bios to flash my bios. Don't even know if that'll work as I have dual bios with no physical switcher.

Can't use my friends computer anymore, as I gave him a virus trying to get the iso files for the boot disk.

The ssd is a adata 128gig ssd
The mother board is a megabyte 
There's also a terabyte drive I want to disinfect without killing

And the initial problem was a "select proper boot device"

Any help would be appreciated, especially how to make a usb bios flasher. I don't even know where to get the bios fit my board.

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:11 PM

I sent my computer away, but I'd like to know what I can do to prevent this, and what kind of virus it is.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:05 AM

Greetings anonymousjerkbag,

 

Sorry for the delay.  I would not be able to tell you what kind of virus you had, if it was a virus at all.  There could be hardware related issues.

 

Are you simply looking for some preventative information now?


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:57 PM

Well, the guy who was supposed to do it, hasn't done anything in two weeks. I may pick it up soon to deal with it. Basically, I turned my computer off, then back on the next day and it said.... "REBOOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE." So I thought it'd be the hard drive that had failed. I sent it back, and got a new one. I also thought it might be because my Windows copy was pirated, so I bought a legit one after I found out.

I plugged the new drive in, then attempted to use the Windows 8 boot disk I made to download the os to the ssd. It took forever to load, but when It started to download it only got to one percent and stopped.

All subsequent attempts to download the os were much quicker, but the boot disk wouldn't always recognize my ssd after that. And it wouldn't download past zero percent.

I tried doing the sane with Linux, but just like Windows it wouldn't download past 0 percent.


Then I tired using hirens boot disk., the Windows disk had no programs on it. I was only able to get boot magic to work, and even then, the first time I tried to wipe the ssd, it only let me after freezing up for a while and nearly crashing the computer. Every subsequent attempt was again, fine.

I think it is able to hide itself somehow, and I don't know what I can do to delete the bastard.

The other program I tried to run was kasper sky, it gave me errors and would not run in any mode.

Any idea what the hell I should do? Thus thing is an bleep.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:05 PM

I am not sure this is virus related. Have you tested your memory?
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:58 PM

What do you mean? Switch em up and check to see if it's the slots or ram? All I was able to do was switch them in the slots. But I don't think I'd be able to run the boot discs without my hard drives if that were the case

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:07 PM

Greetings,

See if you can accomplish the following.

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Testing Computer Memory Using MemTest86+

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  • From a working computer download the latest version of MemTest86+ Windows Images: Image for creating boot-able CD , and and save it to your desktop
  • Right click on the folder and select Extract All...
  • Select Next, Next, then Finish
  • Burn the image file to a CD, as an image file. If you're unsure how to do this, see the How to Burn an ISO File tutorial.
  • Put your CD in the non-working computer's drive and configure your machine to boot to the CD. This is different on all machines, but it's usually by pressing F12 or F10 as your system boots, and selecting either "CDROM" or your cdrom drive.
  • If you've done it correctly, MemTest86+ will start to run automaticly, as shown below:

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  • If you want to be reasonably your RAM is OK, then allow MemTest to run until you see this message:

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  • On the other hand, if you want to be completely sure your RAM is OK, allow MemTest to run overnight. Memtest will run forever until power is pulled on the machine.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:20 PM

I can't get a bootable cd, it can't get to the desktop and no longer has an os. I think one of my rescue disks had a memory checker, but I have no idea if it's the same thing. I'll see if I get it back today.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:27 PM

You don't have another computer to create the bootable CD?
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:15 PM

nope, only have mine. I figure I can make style when my computer comes back though. I'll know by the weekend what's up.

While you're here, are there any bootable anti virus that are good? Pretty much need to know preventative measures so this never happens again. Ir if it does, I can fix it.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:29 PM

Are you asking for a general antivirus program that is run when you computer works or one that is run without launching Windows (bootable)?
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:48 PM

Both, I want my options open in case this bastard shows up again.

I narrowed it down to two things that could've dune it. A program called motion joy, and a game that was asking permission to run.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:26 PM

avast! Free Antivirus or Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:45 PM

I was using avast and it didn't pick anything up. But I'll definitely check out that emergency kit disc.

You don't think a power supply program would do this, do you?




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