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Windows XP Stack based buffer, Physical Memory Dump, Blue screen of death

By bartyj11
Jun 18, 2008
  1. Hi

    A few days ago, I accidentally downloaded a dodgy Active X off a website. It
    downloaded tons of spyware, malware - the usual tricks. I used my Spybot S&D
    to get rid of what I thought was all of the spyware.

    Afterwards, I used Adaware (by Lavasoft) to remove anything else, but
    halfway through, I got this blue screen of death:

    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage
    to your computer.

    A driver has overrun a stack-based buffer. This overrun could potentially
    a malicious
    user to gain control of this machine.

    If this is the first time you've seen this error screen,
    restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
    these steps:

    Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
    If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer
    for any windows updates you might need.

    If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware
    or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
    If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart
    your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup options, and then
    select Safe Mode.

    Technical information:

    *** STOP: 0x000000F7 (0x00690061 0x00008D73 0xFFFF72BC 0x00000000)
    Beginning dump of physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete.
    Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further

    Anyway, I tried deleting all of the Active X's that I had downloaded, but I
    still got this problem. And I tried Spybot / AdAware in Safe MOde to give the
    same outcome.

    And, in frustration, I tried a System Restore, but I still get the blue
    screen of death, so it never actually finishes.

    I'm completely baffled now, so please, any kind of assistance would be

    Im not very good with any technical computing either, so please can you give
    me any details in easy to folllow instructions.


  2. kennex33

    kennex33 TS Rookie

    hey Bartyj11 im a computer technician my advice is you need to buy a new memory. thats all....
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