Hijacked browser, ie script errors, unwanted audio - help

By Tony R ยท 84 replies
Apr 20, 2011
  1. Tony R

    Tony R TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Windows XP repair

    Hi again. Downloaded OTPLENet.exe burned CD and tried to boot my computer with it. It didn't recognize it. Bios was already set for CD to be first boot device. I also have a boot menu after F8 which I selected that CD. Nothing happens there either. Getting just a little nervous.
  2. Tony R

    Tony R TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Happy Easter Broni. Just one last note. After the Start System Normally loop, it finally says "Windows cannot install because the windows\system32\config.sys is corrupted"
    I trust you will have a great Easter Sunday. I will pick this thing up again first thing Monday. Thanks. Tony
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,260   +383

    Happy Easter to you :)

    We can try to fix it, but in order to do so, we have to make OTLPE CD working.

    First, let's check, if the CD you created is good.
    Try to boot your WORKING computer with it and see, if it works.
  4. Tony R

    Tony R TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    XP fix

    Good morning Broni. I trust that your Easter weeekend went well. I am working on a Dimension 3100 (slow). Went to boot menu (F12) and booted w/OPTLENet.exe. Windows ran normally from the CD. I ment to edit my last response windows\system32\config.sys "missing" or corruped. I have an "Ebook" ran about a month ago which I saved my entire hard drive. I am missing Turbo Tax from that save, so data and program from this drive are not on it. I don't know the Ebook program well enough at this point to retrieve "specific" information from it. I must also free up a USB port (disconnect the printer) to plug it in. I am pretty weak when we get into this type of stuff, so your responses to me need to be pretty specific. Thanks. Tony
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,260   +383

    Are you saying, that you booted your WORKING computer from OTLPE CD and it went to REATOGO-X-PE desktop?
  6. Tony R

    Tony R TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    No it went into Windows normally.
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,260   +383

    That means bad burn, bad download.
    Download fresh file, burn new CD.

    Redo instructions from my post #73.
    Make sure, you follow all instructions to the dot.
  8. Tony R

    Tony R TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Hello again. I was able to get things fixed.

    I beleive that the Widows fatal error occurred when I installed Windows updates thru the secunia psi program, rather than from windows directly.

    I did the following to fix this problem:

    Burned OTLPENet.exe - successful
    Saved all data to Ebook thru readtogo - successful
    Addressed missing or corrupt config.sys. Windows(KB 307545)
    This fix was successful. Installed non destructive Windows SP2. Successful
    No internet available. Copied and downloaded IE 7. Didn't work
    Copied and installed SP3. "Access denied". Reset registry file permission.
    Download and installed Microsoft Fix it #50389. Successful.
    Installed IE 8. Successful.
    Did Windows Update (Error code 0x8007043B)
    Run Regedit netsvcs. Added WUAUSERV to value added.
    Retry Windows Update (Express) 100 updates. Successful.
    Set new restore point.
    Downloaded and install Microsoft Security Essentials. (Temporary until I install McAfee) Or do I need it?
    Downloaded and install Adobe Reader X.
    Ran backup to Ebook to obtain windows recovery disk. Asked me to insert floppy into Drive A.
    Inserted disc into CD tray. Said no disk inserted (Dont have drive A)
    How do I burn a Windows Recovery Disk onto the CD?

    Other than the Recovery Disc, everything is working as it should.

    Are there any additional items that you suggest to do.

    Broni, I want to thank you for a job well done. This was a tough one.

    Thanks. Tony.
  9. Tony R

    Tony R TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Update. Removed Microsoft Security Essentials and downloaded McAffee Full Protection thru cox.com. Everything is working properly. Tony
  10. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 54,260   +383

    I'm glad to hear very good news :)

    Good luck and stay safe :)
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