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Jaw-dropping Errors...then All Is Fine?


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#1 Venek

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 05:59 PM

Just had the weirdest thing happen. I booted my computer up as usual, only this time, I got some kind of MASCUI error and a few corrupt file alerts. Instinctively, I clicked on my start menu to go to System Restore, only...NOTHING WAS THERE! The program menu was empty, and nothing was in the start menu either. I double-clicked on my computer, and acrobat reader kept trying to update itself. Needless to say, I was panicking. So I reboot and try to go into safe mode...I couldn't...even...do...that!

I had a game disc in my DVD drive (NFS: Most Wanted, if you must know), I took that out, computer restarted itself and then all is normal. I have NEVER seen anything like this (and hope to God I never do again). Right after normal startup, I immediately got a MS security update. I'm theorizing one of two things...either someone took advantage of that computer insecurity or it really didn't like the taste of my game CD in its drive.

I'm guessing it's the latter, although I've often had a game disc in there and of course, the boot-up would just skip the CD once it knew what it was.

Any theories out there?
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 06:12 PM

If memory serves me, MASCUI has something to do with windows defender. Can you boot up the system at all?
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 06:24 PM

Yeah, it was Defender, I had an error pop up telling me that Defender encountered an error and couldn't start up.

Computer starts up and works just fine now, but it was a bit of scare for me.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 06:46 AM

Since you're wondering about an intrusion - try this free, online scan to double-check: http://safety.live.com/

If Defender is messed up, uninstall it and then install a freshly downloaded copy from the web.
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