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Joshuashaw

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    Can't access ext hd.
    « on: December 28, 2008, 09:42:17 AM »
    I've rebooted my PC back to shop standards, it's currently running Windows XP, Service Pack 2 and the system is a Dell 9100 with 1.50GBs of RAM. The external hardrive is a Maxtor Basics 500GB which is currently unaccessible the normal way you'd double a drive to look at the files contained.

    When I double click on the drive in My Computer, I get the error code "resycled/boot.com is not a valid Win32 application"

    SAS picked a few things on a quick scan of this drive on it's own, deleted them and removed them, then restarted the PC, I am currently runnning another scan with SAS, and MBAM is doing a full of scan of the drive as it's compulsory for it to be full to actually pick which drive you want to scan for infections. Also, AVG Anti-Virus Free is doing a full scan of the external hardrive. I am going to download Hijack this and post the log for that, and I'll post the logs for the 3 scans currently going on when there finished.

    SAS picked up nothing second time round.

    Hijackthis log attached.

    In the meanwhile, could anyone help me out? I would be so appreciative if it's possible to get rid of my problem. Thanks in advanced.



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    « Last Edit: December 28, 2008, 09:57:39 AM by Joshuashaw »

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    Re: Can't access ext hd.
    « Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009, 04:27:04 PM »
    Even if scanning two different drives, you shouldn't scan with two different programs at once.  It's bound to cause more trouble.

    You should remove this entry with HijackThis...
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://bfc.myway.com/search/de_srchlft.html?p=DK

    The problem most likely lies within your external hard drive.  Go ahead and give Flash Disinfector a try...
    http://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/adware-tools/flash-disinfector/

    Once you have done that, I would advise going through this post...
    http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.html
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