Win32:PUP (I think) "Laptop went berserk" is an understatement
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:21 AM
Just wanted to mention something else. Once my laptop computer was already going nuts, in my desperation, I was trying everything. I found this article: http://www.revthatup...e/#comment-3602 and replaced rundll32 with his file.
Maybe this made things even worse?
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:42 AM
And after the C:\ did you try Ctrl+M???
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:31 PM
(Press ESC to Cancel)...
10% Complete <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:33 PM
Edited by Sophia L, 07 May 2012 - 09:34 PM.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:40 PM
Thanks, CompCav! Also, I forgot your basic rule - not to do anything without your say so. Sorry about that. Hope running this Primary Hard Disk Self Test is OK with you... I think it might take a while, it's at 30% now. BTW, at the very top of this page it says:
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Edit: in about 20 minutes, it went from 30% to 50% Complete. I'll report when it's over. (Writing this on a different laptop)
Edited by Sophia L, 07 May 2012 - 10:06 PM.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:11 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:17 PM
So please let me know the operating system of the other laptop you are using so that I can prepare a fix that will use it to burn a CD to boot the infected PC with.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:31 PM
The check is 80%. Would you like me to stop it? Thanks!
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:36 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:50 PM
Test is done.
( S.M.A.R.T. )
( S.M.A.R.T. ) Passed
Hit any key to exit.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:56 PM
Let me know when you get it and we will need to do steps 1 and 2 listed in post #17.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:06 PM
The window is shaking/blinking very fast, so I can't read most of what it says. What I CAN make out, and these are disjointed bits and pieces, not full sentences:
Diagnosis and repair details:
Number of repair attempts:1
(Blinking illegible and then) ...er, such as a camera or portable music... (illegible...) ...your computer. If you continue to see this message, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
System Disk =\Device\Harddisk0
Windows Directory = C:\Windows
AutoChkRun = 0
Number of root causes = 1
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