2003 Server loop blue screen reboot

Posted on 2006-05-08
Last Modified: 2011-09-20

I'm having big trouble with one server with windows 2003 Server standard installed. Looks like nobody touched nothing, but this morning printers shared stopped working. Shortly after that we rebooted the server (not a good idea, I see now :-( ) and now we got it rebooting after a flash blue screen too fast to be read (so no idea about the error, nothing is written to the logs).

We can boot in safe mode without network (safe mode with network it reboots also), and we've tried so far to stop lots of services, reinstall network card's driver, and some other solutions I've found through the forums, but nothing seems to work. Anybody any idea? (any suggestion seems acceptable right now)
Question by:ifdezp
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    Have you run spybot, adaware, ewido, and ms defender, to see if it somehow got corrupted with spyware?


    Author Comment

    Hi gsgi,

    we found a file called mssec32.exe in the Run key of the registry. Not a lot info about it in google, but clearly looked like spyware so we fixed the key. After that the system keeped on failing to boot.

    But finally, after lots of tests (forced reinstallation of network driver included), we restarted the system with last known good configuration and voila!, it booted normally. Installed AV software, updated it, scanned the system... nothing.

    It is working now, but I'm going home with a sensation of uncertainty quite uncomfortable.

    Thank you anyway for the suggestion!


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