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Blue screen of death after running combofix

Posted on 2008-06-11
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I was trying to remove Virtumonde from my pc using Combofix.
Combofix ran up to the point of saying it ws going to restart and it never did. It just froze. So I powered off the PC. Now I get the blue screen of death. It reboots to quick to read but it looks like it can't load the hive.  Is there anyway to to recover from this?

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Well first of all you can disable the automatically reboot after error.  To do so upon turning on computer start tapping f8 continuously over and over.  You will then see a Selective Startup screen.  Move with the arrow key to the option disable reboot upon system error(not exact but similar to that) and click enter.  Now you should be able to read the error and write it down as well as the 0x_____ code.  Then you can post it back to us and we may be able to help further.  To turn off the computer while it's in the BSOD just hold in the power button for 5 seconds.  

If you don't have the option for disabling reboot in the selective startup screen then go to safe mode in that screen.  When you're booted into safe mode you can go to Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintanence > System > Advanced Tab > Startup and recovery settings > uncheck automatically restart under system failure and apply it.

Also while in safe mode you could try a system restore from Start > all Programs > Accessories > system tools > System restore and restore it back to before you ran the combofix.  

Then if that works you can run combofix or smitfraudfix in safe mode and they should work fine.  

Good Luck HTH.
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I ended up doing a manualy recovery f te regstry and I am back to where I was before I ran Combofix.
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I ended up doing a manualy recovery of the regstry and I am back to where I was before I ran Combofix.
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