new win2k issue.....

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by XPD, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. XPD

    XPD Guest

    Anyone aware of some virus/spyware released recently that only attacks Win
    2k systems.... symptomns are basically that the system appears to be
    booting fine until it gets to the login screen, then resets itself straight
    away before typing anything.
    Safe mode appears to work OK but takes a long time to load (more than usual)
    and logs etc do not show anything wrong .... MS-AS and AVG show no issues.
    Using repair option via the 2K install CD goes through the copying setup
    files process, resets as it should, starts to install and then resets
    automatically about 3% of the way into the installation.

    Have come across about 4 machines doing this over past 3 days....... one we
    managed to get working again by removing all programs possible and stopping
    all startup programs and then repaired the OS however this has not worked on
    the others and has us scratching our heads as to what it is.....
    XPD, Dec 19, 2005
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  2. On Mon, 19 Dec 2005 20:16:51 +1300, XPD wrote:

    > Anyone aware of some virus/spyware released recently that only attacks Win
    > 2k systems.... symptomns are basically that the system appears to be
    > booting fine until it gets to the login screen, then resets itself straight
    > away before typing anything.
    > Safe mode appears to work OK but takes a long time to load (more than usual)
    > and logs etc do not show anything wrong .... MS-AS and AVG show no issues.
    > Using repair option via the 2K install CD goes through the copying setup
    > files process, resets as it should, starts to install and then resets
    > automatically about 3% of the way into the installation.
    >
    > Have come across about 4 machines doing this over past 3 days....... one we
    > managed to get working again by removing all programs possible and stopping
    > all startup programs and then repaired the OS however this has not worked on
    > the others and has us scratching our heads as to what it is.....


    Have you run a full surface test on the said Hard Drives?

    Have you changed any of the hardware configuration?

    What are the temperature readings of the CPU and other hardware components?
    Abstract Reasoning, Dec 19, 2005
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  3. XPD

    Dave Taylor Guest

    "XPD" <....nz> wrote in news:1134976620.965685@drone2-
    svc-skyt.qsi.net.nz:

    > Using repair option via the 2K install CD goes through the copying setup
    > files process, resets as it should, starts to install and then resets
    > automatically about 3% of the way into the installation.
    >


    No lan until install is all done and patched is rule #1.
    Rule 2 is burnin test the hardware with software. use some exercizing
    linux distros, memtest etc to check hardware.
    overclockix is one, but there are some others.

    --
    Ciao, Dave
    Dave Taylor, Dec 19, 2005
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  4. XPD

    XPD Guest

    "Dave Taylor" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns97322D1C1143daveytaynospamplshot@203.97.37.6...
    > "XPD" <....nz> wrote in news:1134976620.965685@drone2-
    > svc-skyt.qsi.net.nz:
    >
    >> Using repair option via the 2K install CD goes through the copying setup
    >> files process, resets as it should, starts to install and then resets
    >> automatically about 3% of the way into the installation.
    >>

    >
    > No lan until install is all done and patched is rule #1.
    > Rule 2 is burnin test the hardware with software. use some exercizing
    > linux distros, memtest etc to check hardware.
    > overclockix is one, but there are some others.


    Most of these are older machines which have been running perfectly........
    and our clients wont/dont want to wait an extra day while we run extra
    tests.... one freaked when I said I had to take it away :p

    Its just odd that its 3-4 machines all in such a tight time period.... all
    with same issue.
    XPD, Dec 19, 2005
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  5. XPD

    steve Guest

    XPD wrote:

    > Anyone aware of some virus/spyware released recently that only attacks Win
    > 2k systems.... symptomns are basically that the system appears to be
    > booting fine until it gets to the login screen, then resets itself
    > straight away before typing anything.
    > Safe mode appears to work OK but takes a long time to load (more than
    > usual) and logs etc do not show anything wrong .... MS-AS and AVG show no
    > issues. Using repair option via the 2K install CD goes through the copying
    > setup files process, resets as it should, starts to install and then
    > resets automatically about 3% of the way into the installation.
    >
    > Have come across about 4 machines doing this over past 3 days....... one
    > we managed to get working again by removing all programs possible and
    > stopping all startup programs and then repaired the OS however this has
    > not worked on the others and has us scratching our heads as to what it
    > is.....


    Got enough electricity for all your systems? Added any new applicances
    lately? Any new subdivisions in the area becoming populated? Got any heavy
    power users just ungraded their machinery in the area?

    Marginal power can make any system flakey.
    steve, Dec 19, 2005
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  6. XPD

    Dave Doe Guest

    In article <>,
    ....nz says...
    >
    > "Dave Taylor" <> wrote in message
    > news:Xns97322D1C1143daveytaynospamplshot@203.97.37.6...
    > > "XPD" <....nz> wrote in news:1134976620.965685@drone2-
    > > svc-skyt.qsi.net.nz:
    > >
    > >> Using repair option via the 2K install CD goes through the copying setup
    > >> files process, resets as it should, starts to install and then resets
    > >> automatically about 3% of the way into the installation.
    > >>

    > >
    > > No lan until install is all done and patched is rule #1.
    > > Rule 2 is burnin test the hardware with software. use some exercizing
    > > linux distros, memtest etc to check hardware.
    > > overclockix is one, but there are some others.

    >
    > Most of these are older machines which have been running perfectly........
    > and our clients wont/dont want to wait an extra day while we run extra
    > tests.... one freaked when I said I had to take it away :p
    >
    > Its just odd that its 3-4 machines all in such a tight time period.... all
    > with same issue.


    Perhaps you could check 4 hijacking w' Hijack-This - and check 4 root
    kits, Sysinternals have a rootkit checker.

    --
    Duncan
    Dave Doe, Dec 19, 2005
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