From: ccorona6 on 1 Jan 2010 10:04
run malwarebytes while your computer still responds mine wont boot but i ran
my second option which i never got to try on mt roommates computer and 6
adware and malware were detected. search malwarebytes from microsoft page and
run the scan. my rm's problem was in the memory,kernel dump and was removed.
ccorona6 and live id like to know if i coulda saved mine
> I have a compaq presario computer thats been old faithful ....until 2 days
> ago that is. The model number is s4120wm, amd athlon xp 2600+ 2133
> MHz/266MHz 256k cache ram & 1g (otherwise) of memory. I have a 60g hard drive
> thats over 50% free space. My CPU fan has been running at 2000 RPM, the
> System fan's been running at 1100 RPM (give & take for both) My CPU temp has
> been a steady 55 - 57 degrees. I don't know but sounds cool to me.
> My problem began when I was on the internet... I was reading news articles
> from the NYTimes & like always I managed to clicked & openned ALOT of
> subsequent links to other articles during the course of my "read" -- probably
> 10-15 or so tabs & other explorer windows. After one of my 'open to new tab"
> moves, explorer froze. I was expecting the usual 'explorer has encountered a
> problem & must shut down' notices to come up -- but it never did. Not only
> did it not come up, but my computer froze. No start button, no ctrl alt
> delete, to switching between windows, no nothing. I guessed that i had
> balled up the cpu with requests so i let the computer sit there for 3 hours
> before i decided that it was hopeless & turned off the machine for a reboot.
> Then the problem grew & continues. I can't boot up from any mode. Initially,
> a normal windows start had a stop 0x0000000a (0x00000002, 0x00000007,
> 0x00000001, 0x805573eo) blue screen error, IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL with all of
> the other notices I've read in the threads saying to restart if this was the
> first time you have seen this error -restart your computer. If it reoccurs,
> disable bios memory caching & shadowing &/or check recently added hardware &
> software..blah, blah.
> I have not added any hardware or software to my system in months. Starting
> windows normally now stops at the windows xp screen (before login). Starting
> windows in safemode or safemode with command prompt stops after listing the
> agp440.sys driver. Last known configuration stops at the windows xp screen
> (before login) recover console gave me a stop 0x0000007e (0xc0000005,
> 0x516e735f, 0xf7b1e0d4, 0xf7b1ddd4) with the same otherwise messages that the
> IRQ_NOT_E QUAL_OR_LESS did. System Recovery CD option R gives the stop
> 0x0000000a (0x106cfeee8, 0x000000ff, 0x00000001, 0x8040404f85)
> IRQ_NOT_EQUAL_OR_LESS again with the sames otherwise messages that that irq
> error seems to always give... HELP. PLEASE. Anybody? There has to be a way to
> bring this back! I ran Maxtor Power Max... my hard drive passed a full 2 hour
> extended test. I ran a memory check through the bios extended boot... so i
> don't think memory is a problem either... any thoughts from anyone?
From: VanguardLH on 2 Jan 2010 04:01
ccorona6(a)live responds a year later:
> "Confused" wrote back 07-Jan-2009:
<snipped the old thread>
> run malwarebytes while your computer ...
You thought Confused was still monitoring this thread after a YEAR?