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combofix.exe winlogin error

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Danylu, Jul 17, 2008.

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  1. Danylu

    Danylu Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I had a similar problem to the guy over here:
    http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...68-post-virtumonde-cryp_morphine-removal.html

    I have Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32bit if that helps.
    I have 2 x 500Gb hard drives in RAID0 partitioned to a C and D drive, C being the primary Windows Drive and D being where I backup all my work etc...

    Full hardware specs:
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.41Ghz
    2x2gb OCZ Reaper [email protected] 5-5-5-12
    2x500Gb Western Digital GreenPower (More info above)
    Gainward 8800GT 1Gb Golden Sample
    Coolermaster Real Power Modular 800W

    I followed the instructions, it all went well until I tried combofix.exe

    It asked for a restart and as one of the posts said to expect this, I allowed it to happen, upon Windows restarting and the login screen appearing, I proceeded to enter my password and sat back waiting the spinning circle to do its work.

    Then came the error, "Error: The handle is invalid." and a "OK" button underneath it.

    So I simply tried again with same results. So then I went to hit the restart button on the bottom right hand corner, but the problem was that the button animated (glowing as I clicked it) but nothing happened.

    Restarted computer and tried all the safe modes with same results.

    What went wrong? How can I fix it? Oh and I can't really provide any logs as I can't log on, I am writing this thread on another computer.

    I seriously need to access my work and everything on it. The best scenario is that I am able to view C Drive and copy everything from that to my portable hard drive.

    Things I have thought about doing tomorow as I need to desperately finish a report tonight for tomorow:

    PLAN A: As according to this site (http://www.pctoday.com/Editorial/ar...10.asp&articleid=48991&WordList=&bJumpTo=True) , try to repair Windows.
    PLAN B:Try to get myself a Windows Password Reset Disk .iso as i never thought of making one myself and I do not have access to any other Vista machines. Might not work though.
    PLAN C: Contact Acronis Support as I have Acronis True Image 11 and one of the features is to restore computer even if Windows doesn't work. This is 2nd priority as I haven't backed up all my latest work and stuff.


    LAST RESORT: Reinstall Windows and lose all my work. I have another question, If i reinstall Windows, will it wipe both partitions (C primary & D backup) or will it just delete everything on C and leave D alone?

    It seems I will learn a valuable lesson the hard way through this mistake.

    THANK YOU.

    PS: I had a hard time deciding which forum to post this in. Hope i got it right.

    EDIT: Just reread the other thread and it said save directly to desktop, at the time of reading, I assumed that it meant desktop = computer as in don't install it to network, but now that I think about it, did it mean save to desktop as in desktop home page windows thing? Because if it does, I didn't do that step right!:eek::mad::eek:
     
  2. Danylu

    Danylu Thread Starter

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    Ok, Hi everyone again.

    Today I tried to fix this and I fixed it. Can someone tell me how to find 'Last Known Good Configuration' as the first few times I got the boot menu I didn't get that option, and how do I get the boot menu without hitting the physical reset switch when the computer is on? Thanks

    Oh and I can't enter my Combofix log as it is too large...
     
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