Hello I have a Windows XP Pro with SP3 system which I believe it recently had a Virus in it (Likely some sort of rootkit) and now it cannot start in Safe mode plus problems with Windows Update in normal mode. When I try to start in safe mode or safe mode with networking I get the following BSOD:
IRQL_Not_Less_Or_Equal 0x0000000A, 0xF79AE354, 0x000000FF, 0x0000000D, 0x804E5639
Same happens if I try to do a Repair Install. First time the error occurred was when client was trying to upgrade Avast AV (Free Version). Have since removed all traces of Avast. Have also run the following: chkdsk /p, fixmbr (Initially stated that there was an non-standard Master partition table (May not be the exact wording), Malwarebytes (Found 1 virus and removed), Combofix, Rootkit hunter, Rootkit Revealer Hijack This and several other anti-spyware programs. these scans seem to be clean now.
System restore does not seem to want to run when the computer is up in normal mode.
Currently running a chkdsk /r which at the beginning of the scan has indicated: "Performing additional checking and recover" which to me means it may have found a problem.
any help much appreciated. trying to avoid reformatting and re-installing. The second parameter in the BSOD above is nowhere to be found on the internet.
As a troubleshooting procedure I wanted to remove XP SP3 but the "Remove" option was not available in Add Remove programs. After the Chkdsk /r is finished I plan to remove it using option 4 in the following microsoft kb: " http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950249
" as Steps 1 through 3 did not work either.