Install the Windows Recovery Console in the Boot list

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The Windows Recovery Console is required to fix many startup issues caused by malware, viruses, and corrupt system files. The Recovery Console can be booted from the Windows Setup disc, but many machines (including Netbooks) do not have CD drives or easy access to the Windows Setup disc. Below are the instructions to install the… Read more »

Windows XP shuts down after login – PC-OFF.BAT

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The PC-OFF.BAT virus loads a shutdown script when logging onto Windows XP. A few seconds after logging in, Windows will shutdown. This also affects safe mode. The countdown timer is set to only a few seconds, not allowing the user to enter “shutdown – a” in the run box. You may not even see the emergency… Read more »

Blue Screen (BSOD) with MS Patch 977165 caused by Alureon Rootkit

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February’s Patch Tuesday was eventful to say the least. Many have noticed that Patch #977165 (Security Bulletin MS10-015) causes a blue screen on some systems (Stop Error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA). While the initial outrage was directed at Microsoft for a shoddy patch, eventually it was found that the Alureon Rootkit was the cause of the blue screen… Read more »