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Bad memory ,system corruption ,missing file

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  1. centrino207

    centrino207 Thread Starter

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    Bad memory ,system corruption ,missing file

    I found out in one of my thread on malware problem running a scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool saying I may have bad memory.And because this is not malware related and I don't want to be taking any more time of the malware specialists there and so I will post here.

    what scans can I run to see if my memory is okay? Could system corruption ,missing file or malware cause bad memory? Only problems I have been having is thumbnails taking a very long time to load in the administrator account but okay in the guest account

    Farbar Recovery Scan Tool saying I may have bad memory thread saying it

    http://forums.techguy.org/virus-oth...computer-after-malware-pop-6.html#post8982003
    http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1133892-slow-computer-after-malware-pop-4.html
    http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1133892-slow-computer-after-malware-pop.html
     
  2. crjdriver

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    There are numerous memory testers however memtest is the most recommended one.
    http://www.memtest.org/

    Make the bootable flash drive or CD and boot the system from that media. Let it run for a minimum of 1~2hr to see if you have any memory issues.
     
  3. centrino207

    centrino207 Thread Starter

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    I'm working with askey127 on this malware removal so the program should be light and not interfere with tools being ask to run by askey127.There is possibility of rootkit virus so for now running it in windows may be better option than if the video card or BIOS got malware.

    Some times when I click on my computer or control panel it shows nothing like this.

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    What does this mean? Is this typical of mad memory?

    It takes long time to load.
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Running a bootable cd/usb is not going to interfere with anything. The system will be exactly as it was before you run the bootable media [only difference will be that you will know if your memory is working correctly]

    You can however run the MS memory diagnostic tool from windows;
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/diagnosing-memory-problems-on-your-computer

    Note it does restart then run so it really is no different than running memtest.
     
  5. centrino207

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    It would probably be best to run MS memory diagnostic first and than other one.

    Some times when I click on my computer or control panel it shows nothing like above and takes long time to load.

    Just to display 20 thumbnails can take a hour.

    Is this typical of bad memory or hard drive going bad?
     
  6. crjdriver

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    I would say probably the hd would be more suspect than memory with what you have posted. Testing the hd is pretty easy. Just download the drive mfg's diagnostic and run the full or long test. You download this from whomever mfg the drive ie WD, Seagate, etc.
     
  7. centrino207

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    This started on day I got malware infection.

    I have not had any other problems with computer like computer restarting or shutting down by it self, BSOD ,freezes, slow at copying files, messing files.
     
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    centrino207:

    crjdriver is assisting you in this thread, so there's no need to start other thread for the same issue.

    I've copied-and-pasted your comments here from the other thread.

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  9. crjdriver

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    If you want to find out if you have bad or failing memory, you MUST run one or more of the tools linked to. Up to you however do not start multiple threads with the same problem when you have yet to run the diagnostics.
     
  10. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    The thumbnail problem was due to malware as determined in another thread. I don't believe there are memory problems. One of the tools used during the malware removal process (by another helper) was FRST using Windows Memory Tester. The items marked at "badmemory" were identifiers showing settings and what the tool was looking for but no problems were found. Of course memory tests can be run if you still have some doubt but I think your fears were unfounded.
     
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