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Combofix cleaning...now no TCP/IP connections

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#1 joliett


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Posted 03 May 2014 - 01:36 PM

I ran Combofix from XP's Safemode with Avira not turned off (I couldn't turn it off in safe mode)...DUH...I know, I know: DUMB...but I have been using Combofix occasionally on many computers for YEARS with no problem.
Now when my XP computer starts, I get the following error:
The instruction at 0x7d4caa9b referenced memory at "0x00000010 the memory could not be read.
I tried everything I could find on the internet to fix the problem - but nothing works.
When I go to Administrative Tools, Services, DHCP Client, the service says it's Automatic and not started.  When I attempt to start it, I get the same error as above.
So I now have NO Networking or Internet connections.

Edit: Moved topic from Windows XP to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

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#2 joliett

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 02:57 PM

Norton Ghost came to my rescue with a backup!  PROBLEM SOLVED.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:52 PM

Thanks for letting us know, happy computing :).



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:49 PM

This is one of the reasons why we recommend not to use ComboFix on your own (see here). There are risks involved and we would prefer it if someone (a trained expert) who knows how to resovle any issues that may arise when running the tool, is supervising it's use.

With that said, I'm glad to hear you were successful in resolving the problem.
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