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General Computer Support / Boot-up Stop Error
« on: March 13, 2012, 02:51:27 pm »
My Dell Inspiron 530 running XP Pro SP3 was infected by Rootkit TDSS v3.  I was able to remove that and get the machine almost fully recovered using PC-Tools, Malwarebytes Anti-malware, and a Symantic rootkit repair tool.  The machine was functional and running fairly well for a week or so, but many of the system utilities and a few program files showed as "Empty" when using the Start Menu Program files.  I was able to repair most of the applications, but I could not access any system maintenace files like "Defrag".  I booted the system from the original installation CD and asked it to repair the existing windows installation.  When the system was rebooted after the repair, I was greeted with a BSOD message:

STOP: Ox0000007E (0xc0000005, oxB9BE81B3, 0xBA4C3528, 0xF789E224)

KSecDD.sys - Address B9BE81B3 base at B9BD3000
                           DateStamp 4802518c

I have been able to access the C: Drive by using Hiren's Boot CD Mini XP, perform further virus/corrupt file clean-up with utilites supplied on the CD, copy work files onto an external HD so I can use another computer, but not able to resolve the boot problem on my daily use computer.  The system will not boot in any version of Safe Mode, always returns BSOD with the above content.
Any ideas on potential solutions?

Thanks for any feedback!

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