I was referred to this site from Rorschach112 on the SpyWare Beware! forum (http://forums.maddoktor2.com).
When I recently returned from a vacation, my desktop machine was shut down due to an apparent power failure in my home. I was able to restart the machine, but it would constantly reboot itself within just a few minutes (or seconds) of startup. I could run in Safe Mode a bit longer, but still the reboots occurred.
On the SpyWare Beware! site, I was instructed to download and run a number of virus/spyware/cleanup tools (OTL, TFC, MalwareBytes, Rooter, CKScanner, etc) and post the various logs that were generated. I did so, but after several iterations of that process I have no managed to make things worse.
At this point I can no longer boot the machine normally, in Safe Mode, or even from the original WIndows XP CD. I have a Blue Screen of Death and, at this point, I don't know if the problem is hardware or software related but right now all roads lead to this screen:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you’ve seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x001902FE,0xF78FE814,0xF78FE510,0xF70801FC)
*** ntfs.sys – Address F70801FC base at F7073000, Datestamp 41101eea
I see from one of the other postings on this site (and the Spyware Beware! site as well) that I should run chkdsk, but I can get far enough to attempt that.
Full details of everything that I have done so far can be found at:
I can re-post any or all of that chain here if necessary. Any and all help would be appreciated.