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PC won't boot

By meathead4uu
Apr 18, 2008
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  1. I've got a PC running XP Pro that gets part way through the post then freezes and goes to the BSOD with the following:

    system32/config/system/win32k.sys

    Address BF84AFDF bas at BF800000, Date Stamp 41107F7a

    STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBF84AFDF, 0xF73FCB0, 0x00000000)

    I can't boot into safemode or from a disc, it just freezes everytime at the same spot.
    I get the white bars across the bottom and by the third bar from the left it freezes and goes to the above error every single time.

    Any suggestions anyone? I'm at a loss.
     
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    This problem may occur if the computer is infected with a variant of the HaxDoor virus.:
    "The HaxDoor virus creates a hidden process. Additionally, the virus hides files and registry keys. The executable file name of the HaxDoor virus may vary, but the file name is frequently Mszx23.exe. Many variants of this virus put a driver that is named Vdmt16.sys or Vdnt32.sys on the computer. This driver is used to hide the virus process. The HaxDoor virus variants can restore these files if you delete them."
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/903251

    You can try the resolution in the site, but most likely you will need to go through the Malware cleaning process and post in the Security Forum, after following this:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
     
  3. meathead4uu

    meathead4uu TS Rookie Topic Starter

    problem

    the problem is, I can't boot into the system at all. Even trying to boot with a Bart'sPE disk it freezes. it won't let me boot at all.
     
  4. grizzlylamb

    grizzlylamb TS Rookie

    Have you changed the RAM recently?
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Can you determine how far you're getting? Is the POST even beginning- do you see the logo loading?

    You are then referred to this document for interpreting the POST:
    Reference number: CH000607> POST troubleshooting steps.
    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000607.htm
     
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