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#1 Kuszotke

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 09:48 AM

Okay so some time ago i wrote a thread in Internal Hardware - go see it. It explains everything. 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/624219/hdd-turns-off-during-system-boot/

 

 

It just happened again a couple minutes ago. Bloody hell. Right now i'm really suspecting it may be malware (still may be the PSU, but i'm somehow not keen on believing that).

 

So, what do i do?


Edited by Kuszotke, 26 August 2016 - 04:45 PM.


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#2 Kuszotke

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 12:39 PM

Bump.



#3 Kuszotke

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 04:45 PM

Bump again. Really, no one can't help me with something like THIS? 



#4 Kuszotke

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:00 PM

Should i do a ComboFix scan?



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Posted 26 August 2016 - 07:41 PM

Have you tried running the PC without the 1TB drive { Disconnected } 

And see if running off the SSD { Windows } runs ok / or produces the same issues.

 

If it doesnt then its the 1 TB issue.

If it does then the 1 TB is ok and not the issue.

 

Then more info is required or an update.

Or take it to a Repairer to investigate.

 

Also ensure all your drivers are up to date / Disk Controllers.


Edited by Havachat, 26 August 2016 - 07:43 PM.


#6 Kuszotke

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 08:00 PM

Have you tried running the PC without the 1TB drive { Disconnected } 

And see if running off the SSD { Windows } runs ok / or produces the same issues.

 

If it doesnt then its the 1 TB issue.

If it does then the 1 TB is ok and not the issue.

 

Then more info is required or an update.

Or take it to a Repairer to investigate.

 

Also ensure all your drivers are up to date / Disk Controllers.

Well i had the HDD replaced a week ago along with the SATA cable - so i don't really think a brand new HDD would do the same thing again.

 

The problem is either the PSU or malware, and i'd like the check one off.

 

I'm thinking about running a powerful ComboFix scan, should i do it?


Edited by Kuszotke, 26 August 2016 - 08:01 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 08:05 PM

 

...I'm thinking about running a powerful ComboFix scan, should i do it?

If you decide to do so, have at the ready, because you might need one of these: your Windows install DVD or your Rescue DVD set [the set one creates during the first few days of new-laptop operation] or Factory Restore access -- ComboFix can be caustic.  Best to only run ComboFix if/when BC team guides you through it.


Edited by RolandJS, 27 August 2016 - 03:41 AM.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)


#8 Kuszotke

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 08:18 PM

I don't remember ComboFix, last used about 1 year ago - does it ask before removing stuff? 



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 03:47 AM

I don't remember ComboFix, last used about 1 year ago - does it ask before removing stuff? 

I never ran it.  A local computer store ran it on my laptop attempting to fix network connectivity [and maybe two usb ports?]; when it came back, I found a few security and monitoring programs that would not function correctly even with uninstall/reinstall.  Thankfully I had backups, so after a rollback to an OS partition prior to the shop's ComboFix, I had only to update and tweak some things.  Nobody knows what that particular shop person [he moved onto greener pastures] used for ComboFix run settings; so I don't know what settings are possible.


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Posted 27 August 2016 - 04:15 PM

Bump? This is pretty important.



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 04:17 PM

Bump? This is pretty important.

Please remember that Time as we know it does not exist in discussion and help boards [forums].  There are no minutes, no hours, no days.


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#12 Kuszotke

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 04:22 PM

Every minute counts in my situation to be honest. Guess i need to adjust my clock :P



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 06:23 PM

What Steps have you taken to eliminate any Hardware issues ?

Did you try the SSD on its own as suggested ?

Do you have another PSU to try out.

 

Option 1 / Strip the PC and rebuild carefully inspect everything , and that it works.

 

Option 2 / Format and Reinstall Operating System.

 

Option 3 / Send to Repairer.



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 06:37 PM

But i just want to see if my PC is infected. I already scanned it with MBAM, Stinger, AdwCleaner, RogueKiller (only software to find something and remove it) - i want to run a ComboFix scan but i'm not sure if i should. Please assist.



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 07:05 PM

Have the Post moved to Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs

 

Someone will assist you in the procedure for examining your Logs when submitted.

 

Dont run Combo Fix , unless you are directed to by an Expert  in that Forum.






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