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Hannu

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2013, 08:04:12 PM »
Still can't boot into safe mode, or into windows

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2013, 08:05:14 PM »
Could you run a fresh FRST scan please

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2013, 08:13:08 PM »
Hannu, macrium reflect boot disk/restore disk has a "fix boot problems" utility that you might try if what you're doing now doesn't work. :)
Just thought I'd pass this along.

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2013, 08:15:18 PM »
Could you run a fresh FRST scan please

I made a new scan and here is the log

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2013, 08:49:09 PM »
OK we are going to have to edit the BCD to get it to boot now

Unfortunately we will need a Vista recovery console on USB or CD do you have access to either a running vista system or a Vista CD

Hannu

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2013, 08:57:52 PM »
OK we are going to have to edit the BCD to get it to boot now

Unfortunately we will need a Vista recovery console on USB or CD do you have access to either a running vista system or a Vista CD

No I don't have any Vista cds :(
I am continuing this tomorrow.

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2013, 08:09:52 AM »
Hannu, macrium reflect boot disk/restore disk has a "fix boot problems" utility that you might try if what you're doing now doesn't work. :)
Just thought I'd pass this along.

You mean this? http://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50011.aspx I tiried it, but no luck  :(

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2013, 10:15:28 AM »
I borrowed a Vista recovery cd from friend and did startup repair, which could not make repairs (see pics)
But at least I can now access recovery console: 

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2013, 12:25:09 PM »
OK from the CD command prompt :

Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER. 

Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER. 

Type BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD, and then press ENTER. 

Now retry a normal boot

Hannu

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2013, 12:50:03 PM »
did a normal boot, and got 0x0000007B BSOD.
what concerns me, is this: total identified windows intallations: 0 ?? (see pic)

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2013, 01:08:55 PM »
It looks as though you will need to reinstall I am afraid as the MFT may well be corrupted

You can use the Reatogo desktop to backup any data you need

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2013, 02:00:59 PM »


You mean this? http://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50011.aspx I tiried it, but no luck  :(

Hi, yes it is.
Is macrium able to restore the image you made and start over again?

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2013, 07:37:25 PM »


You mean this? http://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50011.aspx I tiried it, but no luck  :(

Hi, yes it is.
Is macrium able to restore the image you made and start over again?

It seems that Macrium was able to restore image!

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2013, 09:33:28 PM »
So you are back up and running now ?

Was the image prior to the bad boys that I removed ?

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Re: Problems with laptop
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2013, 09:54:01 AM »
So you are back up and running now ?

Was the image prior to the bad boys that I removed ?

Yes, Windows Vista seems to be working fine now.
I don't know yet if there is malware on this image, but made a scan with Hitman pro and it found nothing. My guess is that malware got into computer after I turned off UAC. I don't know.

There seems to be remnants of F-secure, Norton 360 and its backup files (don't know what to do with them) and Mcafee security tool. I have to get rid of those first and then make new image.

Right now I'm so fed up with that laptop that I won't be touching it for a few days!