BSOD 0x00000024 from spyware/virus?

By Zadig
Feb 21, 2010
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  1. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 45,265   +243

  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    yea sorry to not respond so long; to bump this, but i've been without power for several days... which actually gave me a nice little break from this mishap. and i don't miss it one bit :)

    anyways i was gonna give the repair install a try and if that didn't fix it XP is toast. it's not really worth any more trouble so i'm content with just deleting it forever. if it does work i'll need to reinstall a ton of drivers and updates so it's sort of a lose/lose situation imo. i'm still partially hoping that i can get it to boot again but i must sound like a broken record at this point so it's probably best to just kill it.
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 45,265   +243

    So, did you eventually try repair?
  4. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    I will give it a shot when I have ample time... need to catch up on a bit of school work before I dive back in. I also have a few jobs lined up this week so my own blue screens are gonna have to wait. I'll make sure to post back if the repair sorts it out, but it could be a couple of days before I know. I could run into a whole new set of problems, which tends to be a popular trend lately, so I will update accordingly.
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 45,265   +243

    No problem :)
  6. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    I had the day off today so I performed a repair install on XP and, I'm relieved to say, that it 90% fixed my problem! The actual repair was a little rocky (browsing for drivers, resolving network issues etc..) and once the setup completed the system hanged at a black screen, but it fixed the original BSOD. One thing that remained was a single infected file that I needed OLTPE just to get rid of. A trojan DLL was sitting right in C:\WINDOWS and I couldn't delete or move it in XP so I had to use the BART CD. Not a huge deal but I was ready to kick the side of my computer in when that kept popping up haha.

    I need to reinstall SP3 but other than that things seem to be back to normal. I have a sinking feeling that something may still be lurking but perhaps I'm just paranoid lol. I'm actually looking into upgrading my AV to Avast Professional 5.0 some time this week so maybe I will have better luck with that.

    Oh yea, and I can't boot into Windows 7 anymore because there is no dual boot screen... probably because the boot.ini was rewritten with the repair? That's pretty much the last thing I need fixed so if anyone could give me some input on that I'd be set.
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 45,265   +243

    If you want to, we can re-run some scans to make sure, all is clean.
    It would be a shame, if after all this work you put into it, something will spoil it.
  8. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    Yea I probably will run additional scans just to make sure, haven't had any more problems yet. Like I said I may be switching over to Avast AV later this month so I will most likely run a thorough scan. I agree though, it would be very frustrating to have something happen now.

    Right now I'm just trying to figure out how I can get the option to boot Win7 again...
  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 45,265   +243

    OK. Keep me posted :)
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