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12-Feb-2010, 04:56 PM #151
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Alright so i finally got to the RC but now running into the same problem with you (C:\>)..here are the commands i tried and the error messages

C:\>CHDIR $NtUninstallKB977165 $\spuninst
THE PARAMETER IS NOT VALID. TRY /? FOR HELP.


C:\>CD $NtUninstallKB977165$\spuninst
THE PATH OR FILE SPECIFICED IS NOT VALID.


C:\>CD $NtUninstallKB977165 $\spuninst
THE PARAMETER IS NOT VALID. TRY /? FOR HELP.


HELP!!

To my mind (and in my system) the first one should be C:\>CHDIR $NtUninstallKB977165$\spuninst\spuninst.exe- you're only pointing to a folder and not to an executable file. Also, you had a space before the second $ symbol.
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12-Feb-2010, 05:18 PM #152
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To my mind (and in my system) the first one should be C:\>CHDIR $NtUninstallKB977165$\spuninst\spuninst.exe- you're only pointing to a folder and not to an executable file. Also, you had a space before the second $ symbol.
Oh...so the next command should be...systemroot and then EXIT or BATCH spuninst.txt first and then systemroot and then EXIT?
I'm not familiar with using command, sorry...
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12-Feb-2010, 05:21 PM #153
Other than the gap that needs to be closed, the command Mumbodog posted is correct as the next command is a batch to run the uninstaller frm that folder.

I suspect that those who are having trouble getting the RC to recogize their windows may be the ones who have malware problems but that's just a theory of mine at this point.
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12-Feb-2010, 05:48 PM #154
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Other than the gap that needs to be closed, the command Mumbodog posted is correct as the next command is a batch to run the uninstaller frm that folder.

I suspect that those who are having trouble getting the RC to recogize their windows may be the ones who have malware problems but that's just a theory of mine at this point.
Okay, thank you very much. I will try it ASAP.

To other members who are viewing this. If any of the methods work for you. Please post your feedbacks and results as a reference for others who have the same problem. Thanks in advance.
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12-Feb-2010, 05:55 PM #155
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To my mind (and in my system) the first one should be C:\>CHDIR $NtUninstallKB977165$\spuninst\spuninst.exe- you're only pointing to a folder and not to an executable file. Also, you had a space before the second $ symbol.

no luck with this method..but thanks...
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12-Feb-2010, 06:31 PM #156
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Other than the gap that needs to be closed, the command Mumbodog posted is correct as the next command is a batch to run the uninstaller frm that folder.

I suspect that those who are having trouble getting the RC to recogize their windows may be the ones who have malware problems but that's just a theory of mine at this point.
It did not work for me either.

"The path or file specified is not valid"
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12-Feb-2010, 06:47 PM #157
Exclamation *SOLVED* Important update on windows crash (BSOD) after 2010 Feb 9 updates!!!
Hi everyone, it seems like a hard-to-detect rootkit may be (IS for me) causing Windows systems to crash following Microsoft's latest security updates.

I was wondering why my PC would crash and not the other old one (Pentium 3) just beside of mine after MS updates. It turns out that my JMicron driver file (jraid.sys) was infected with a subtle rootkit named TDSS resulting the BSOD after the KB977165 update was applied (the other updates seems fine).



The excellent antivirus company Kaspersky Lab have a removal tool for that here : http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses...?qid=208280684

I reinstall updates via Windows Update (even KB977165) and guess what : NO MORE BSOD. SOLVED.

Roel Schouwenberg, a Kaspersky antivirus researcher : "The more I look into it, the more plausible it becomes that this is indeed the (main) issue behind the BSOD. MS10-015 is a kernel update with atapi.sys containing the extremely advanced TDSS kernel rootkit," he said via instant message. "Microsoft pulling the patch obviously says something about how widespread this thing is."

Source : http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...screen_crashes

Thank you all for your help.

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12-Feb-2010, 06:57 PM #158
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Hi everyone, it seems like a hard-to-detect rootkit may be (IS for me) causing Windows systems to crash following Microsoft's latest security updates.

I was wondering why my PC would crash and not the other old one (Pentium 3) just beside of mine after MS updates. It turns out that my JMicron driver file (jraid.sys) was infected with a subtle rootkit named TDSS resulting the BSOD after the KB977165 update was applied (the other updates seems fine).



The excellent antivirus company Kaspersky Lab have a removal tool for that here : http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses...?qid=208280684

I reinstall updates via Windows Update (even KB977165) and guess what : NO MORE BSOD. SOLVED.

Roel Schouwenberg, a Kaspersky antivirus researcher : "The more I look into it, the more plausible it becomes that this is indeed the (main) issue behind the BSOD. MS10-015 is a kernel update with atapi.sys containing the extremely advanced TDSS kernel rootkit," he said via instant message. "Microsoft pulling the patch obviously says something about how widespread this thing is."

Source : http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...screen_crashes

Thank you all for your help.
Oh wow. Thank you.
How do I run the removal tool if I can't boot windows? Do I need to remove the hard drive and scan it from another computer?
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12-Feb-2010, 07:15 PM #159
I have Ubuntu installed on the same computer. Is there any way I can scan windows XP using the malware removal tool above while in Ubuntu?
I've been looking for around the web, and people say it's possible, but I'm not sure how. Please help.
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12-Feb-2010, 08:25 PM #160
@ Orion_7 : You must load your IDE/SATA/RAID chipset drivers for your recovery console to recognize your hard drive. Press F6 when the white/black bar is loading and specify the driver to load (on a floppy for example).

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12-Feb-2010, 08:26 PM #161
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I'm just back from work - and faced with my horrible blue screen. Did anyone figure out how to get from C: to C:\WINDOWS? That's where I was stuck. i tried running chkdsk to no avail. I don't even get the administrator password or an option to select my opreating system when I run the recovery disk. Could this because I am using the burnt ISO file that someone posted the link to, as compared to an original XP disk?

Help please
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12-Feb-2010, 08:42 PM #162
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@ Orion_7 : You must load your IDE/SATA/RAID chipset drivers for your recovery console to recognize your hard drive. Press F6 when the white/black bar is loading and specify the driver to load (on a floppy for example).

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Oh, I did that, but I got "<NONE>"


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Orion and others

I'm just back from work - and faced with my horrible blue screen. Did anyone figure out how to get from C: to C:\WINDOWS? That's where I was stuck. i tried running chkdsk to no avail. I don't even get the administrator password or an option to select my opreating system when I run the recovery disk. Could this because I am using the burnt ISO file that someone posted the link to, as compared to an original XP disk?

Help please
Unfortunately, no, but there have been new developments. Please look at previous posts.
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12-Feb-2010, 08:53 PM #163
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@ Orion_7 : You must load your IDE/SATA/RAID chipset drivers for your recovery console to recognize your hard drive. Press F6 when the white/black bar is loading and specify the driver to load (on a floppy for example).

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Are you referring to this screen?
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12-Feb-2010, 09:19 PM #164
@ Orion_7 : Yes, this is where you want to "include" your drivers. If you have a recent PC with SATA or a RAID setup you MUST load it (have the correct .inf and other files) on a floppy disk. Check with your motherboard specifications to know what is the chip who controls your SATA/RAID hard drives. Find the drivers (.inf and stuff) and put it at the root of your floppy.

If you don't have a floppy with XP, that's really a pain in the... You can however check here for alternative ways : https://west-wind.com/Weblog/posts/3523.aspx
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12-Feb-2010, 11:09 PM #165
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@ Orion_7 : Yes, this is where you want to "include" your drivers. If you have a recent PC with SATA or a RAID setup you MUST load it (have the correct .inf and other files) on a floppy disk. Check with your motherboard specifications to know what is the chip who controls your SATA/RAID hard drives. Find the drivers (.inf and stuff) and put it at the root of your floppy.

If you don't have a floppy with XP, that's really a pain in the... You can however check here for alternative ways : https://west-wind.com/Weblog/posts/3523.aspx
...@_@
Okay...I'll....try to figure out what I need to do...but I think I'm gonna perform a clean Win 7 installation...Sorry, but this is getting on my nerves... x_x;
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