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Windows Crashes and Red HDD or w/e Led stops blinking

By nirro
Aug 7, 2005
  1. im not excactly sure wats wrong but every like hour my computer just freezes (crashes) no reboot or anything just freezes and my red Led light stops blinking it usualy shows activity of my HD(hard drive) and i havent done anything to my comp in the last recent weeks except install a brand new sound card because my on board sound card broke like it kept thinking thaqt my fronty speakers where my rear anyway i hjavent seemed to find a way to solve this probllem

    computer AMD Athlon XP Processor
    2.01 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM

    i also have a hijackthis log file =P for no reason at all
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    First do an online scan:
    This Trendmicro scanner runs on all Browsers:
    http://be.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/housecall/housecall_launch.php

    When done, do the following:
    Boot in Safe Mode.
    Switch System restore OFF, see how here.
    In Windows Explorer, turn on "show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how here.
    Next, open Windows Task Manager.

    On Windows 95/98/ME, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE.
    On Windows NT/2000/XP, press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
    Click the Processes tab, select the process (if there), click End Process for:
    smcss.exe
    VisualKore.exe

    Next, run a HJT scan and (if still there) place a tick-mark in the little square before:
    ...................................................................................................
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
    O1 - Hosts: 67.15.126.34 www.japsclan.com
    O1 - Hosts: 67.15.126.34 www.japsclan.info
    O1 - Hosts: 67.15.126.34 japsclan.info
    O1 - Hosts: 67.15.126.34 japsclan.com
    O1 - Hosts: 67.15.126.34 irc.japsclan.com
    O1 - Hosts: 67.15.126.34 www.japsclan.us
    O1 - Hosts: 67.15.126.34 japsclan.us
    O1 - Hosts: 67.15.126.34 www.japsclan.org
    O1 - Hosts: 67.15.126.34 japsclan.org
    O1 - Hosts: 67.15.126.34 rxp-clan.us
    O1 - Hosts: 67.15.126.34 www.rxp-clan.us
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [smcss] C:\WINDOWS\system32\smcss.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VisualKore] C:\WINDOWS\system32\VisualKore.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: officejet 6100.lnk = ?
    O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=36467&clcid=0x409
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.c...ls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1115185919406
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: smcss - smcss.dll (file missing)
    ...................................................................................................
    Now click on the Fix Checked button in HJT.

    When done, from between the above dotted lines, delete the highlighted bold files.
    Delete all files and directories from: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Temp
    Repeat this for ALL [usernames].
    Delete all files and directories from: C:\WINDOWS\Temp (except files dated from TODAY).
    Boot normal. When all OK, switch System Restore back on.
     
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