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vspf_hk5.sys - blue screen error HELP!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by vegasmary, Jul 10, 2006.

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  1. vegasmary

    vegasmary Thread Starter

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    I have been getting a blue screen error immediately after the desktop appears - it says the standard IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and then it says the STOP: 0xooooooD1 etc.

    And then its says vspf_hk5.sys

    Address F8B67608 base at F8B66000
    Datestamp 44213693

    This is happening on my kids computer - Windows XP, Avast anti-virus although the anti-virus might have expired and my kids didn't tell me.

    Is it time to junk the computer or do we have any hope!? Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. Blink182

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    vspf_hk5.sys = Critical system driver and file.

    So what happened?

    1. Virus <-- Most likely
    2. Kids muck around in C:\Windows\System32\drivers <-- Second most likely.

    How to fix it?

    1. See if you can boot safe mode.
    2. Slave drive to another computer, get needed data and format. <-- A good idea
     
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  4. vegasmary

    vegasmary Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply - I will try to do an HJT if I can boot in safe mode.

    I don't understand this:

    <<2. Slave drive to another computer, get needed data and format. <-- A good idea >>

    Thanks again in advance! By the way, if I decide to get professional help on this, do you have any ideas of how to find someone reputable besides the phone book? I live in Las Vegas. How much should something like this cost?
     
  5. texastoy4her

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    Basicly just saying to take the Hard Drive out the pc it is in and install it on another computer with the hard drive still in the second computer. The 1 you are installing make it a slave drive.


    But before doing any of this I would follow the HJT and see if someone coule hep you that way first.
     
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  7. vegasmary

    vegasmary Thread Starter

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    called in a professional - I just went to the phone book and picked out a reputable sounding company.

    But the funny thing is ... the first thing he did was sit down and google the key words, which is what I did!

    I just did a system restore with him here and everything is fine now - thank you to all of your help, but I thought it was worth $100 to get it solved. And as a bonus, he showed me how to set all the computers in the house to share printers over the wireless network.

    Thanks again everyone - let me know if you're coming to Vegas and need inside info!

    Mary
     
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