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#1 Guest_nickko_*

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 11:45 AM

Mod Edit:  Changed topic title to reflect stated issues - Hamluis.

 

hi to all,

 

just recently i had some very bad issuses with my ps2 keyboard because of some mallware or virus

 

the keyboard was not working within windows xp

 

i have scanned the pc with the follows programs but nothing was found

 

avast antivirus 2015 free with the necessary updates

malwarebytes latest version

combofix latest version tewaking com windows repair free latest version

gmer rootkit detector latest version

avg antivirus 2016 with the necessary updates

 

then... i decided to format my hard disk

 

the proble gone....

 

today i have the same problem as above

 

i wish to ask if with format any virus or malware or rootkit gone forever

 

i forgot to say that i have checked my disk for any errors (bad sectors) oand/or any cross linked files  but everything is ok

 

i am writiung with a new usb keyboard

 

any advice /

 

many thanks in advance


Edited by hamluis, 01 October 2015 - 08:51 AM.
Moved from AII to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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Posted 29 September 2015 - 11:53 AM

Hi nickko :)

then... i decided to format my hard disk

the proble gone....

today i have the same problem as above

i wish to ask if with format any virus or malware or rootkit gone forever


You never thought that your PS/2 keyboard or keyboard port could be failing/malfunctionning? Not every single issue on a computer is caused by malware you know :) If it were me, I would try another PS/2 keyboard, and if it works, then it means that the other keyboard had an issue. If it doesn't work, it means that the PS/2 keyboard port have an issue. Anyhow, it seems like an hardware issue to me, not caused by a malware at all.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 04:41 PM

good evening dear friend Aura

 

i thank you so much for your kind reply

 

unfortunately my problem is not my with  my ps2 keyboard or virus or malware or rootkit

 

it seems that one the ram slots on the motherbopard is not working

 

i was trying to format again  my hard disk earlier tonight but i had a blue screen in the middle of windows installation !

 

i understood that the problem was something with motherboard or with my computer's hardware in general

 

when i was trying my ram (2 x 2 gb ddr3 apacer) the computer was not booting !

 

when i tried ram slot 2 with only the one ram dimm the computer was ok

 

i have tried both my ram dimms on both the motherboard ram slots and it seems that ram slot 1 is not working any more

 

i have resetted my bios as well

 

strange

 

i cannot understand what was the relation with my ps2 keyboard problem i had

 

i don't know if i have to buy a brand new motherboard or if my motherboard will last for some time more even with just one ram slot...

 

i have bought it two and half years ago

 

as far i know ram dimms are more sensitives to be damaged than the motherboard

 

the computer is working a lot on video and 3d rendering and i haven't had any issues with temperatures

 

thanks


Edited by hamluis, 01 October 2015 - 08:48 AM.


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:33 PM

If the RAM slot is damaged, you need to change your motherboard. If the RAM stick is damaged, you simply need to replace it. You can easily test your RAM sticks using Memtest86+.

http://www.sysnative.com/forums/hardware-tutorials/3909-test-ram-memtest86.html

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 04:21 AM

good morning dear friend Aura and i thank you for your kind reply

 

the motherboard's ram slot 1 is damaged

 

no memory dimm can be recognized my slot 1

memory slot 2 is working ... but for how long ?

 

memtest can see only 2 gb of ram of the total 4 gb i have

 

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 05:22 AM

If your motherboard's RAM slot #1 is damaged, you'll need to replace your motherboard.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 01:53 PM

I've spent many hours under a magnifier resoldering new memory connectors to a MOBO.. Very tedious work and tough on the eyesight.  Not that uncommon a problem, it only takes one intermittent bit to waste the whole process and get things scrambled.  I have had a couple of MOBO failures that were based in the keyboard interface chip failing butt this does sound like a faulty keyboard.  The memory problem can manifest itself in any part of the loading of the OS.  Surprised it didn't fail and give you a BIOS memory error being the fault was on the first bank. 






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