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Windows 7: Heat Damage or Virus?

25 Aug 2013   #1
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Heat Damage or Virus?

I have been struggling with my HP Pavillion DV7 laptop for about 2 weeks. Over that course of time i have did a system recovery several times to no avail. I have tried many virus softwares and nothing.

What happens? At some time in point after windows loads up, could be hours of use or a few days, the computer starts to hang. Anything i click on it freezes and 2 minutes later finally something happens. Then after frustration i shut it down, by pressing on/off button, and when i restart the system will not boot. Not even in safe mode. It hangs even there!

I have monitored the heat using speed fan and the temp never reaches above 190F, but in the past it got hot and blue screened. Also note that my network card shuts off randomly and only by disabling it manually and re enabling it does it work again.

I think i have a boot sector virus that reinstalls itself in my system, but am totally unfamiliar with removing it other than using the fixmbr under the bootrec.exe in command prompt. Before i mess with that i wana make sure i know what i am doing and if it is the right method.
Also note my HP Pav has a recover partition that does the re installation of the OS. So if it is a boot sector virus wouldn't it be on my Partition drive and not my normal one? I am really lost right now and dont wana lose the computer.


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25 Aug 2013   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you checked the power supply?
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25 Aug 2013   #3
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

the charge is 100 percent.... right now i can't even do a system recovery from my partition it keeps giving me an error.
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25 Aug 2013   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if a different AC Adaptor causes the same problem.
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26 Aug 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You could have a bad hard drive.

You can either, order the recovery dvd`s , or reinstall windows yourself. But you should get any data you can off the hard drive before proceeding.

190F is pretty hot in my opinion.
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26 Aug 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You could have a bad hard drive.

You can either, order the recovery dvd`s , or reinstall windows yourself. But you should get any data you can off the hard drive before proceeding.

190F is pretty hot in my opinion.
Agree AddRam the Tcase is 105C and this is running 88C way too hot for my liking and certainly for a laptop.
ARK | Intel® Core
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26 Aug 2013   #7
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

ya its running hot and im sure its a lot of dust in there, going to blow it out and see if that helps on temp, but right now i can't even recover from the partition, i also did a f9 default on bios to see if it helped on boot but still long boot times.

Im letting the adapter cool off, been off for a day now, and seeing if i can reboot with no problems. If i can boot with cold pc, adapter than i know its a power issue. Otherwise im thinking its a virus.
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26 Aug 2013   #8
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

small update, i finally got logged on the computer and am running in safe mode doing some diagnositcs with command prompt, checking mem, and scanning for missing system files. Also note i ran rkill and it terminated a local host with IP 127.0.0.0 local host. have no idea what thats about
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26 Aug 2013   #9
SevSaint

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

ok ok.. sfc scannow reported several problem files.. but now the computer is back to its old self, long load times, will not shut down hardly.. going to try to find a friend with same adapter and see if it works.. is it safe to use the same voltage,amp etc.. or no.. what should i look for?
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26 Aug 2013   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Check out the Start tab in msconfig I just keep the security ticked everything else I untick.

Try this too it might save you a bit of time Optimize Windows 7

Now if you need to run any more rootkit stuff there is this Best Free Rootkit Scanner and Remover

plus you could try thee too


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer and just get rid of anything that comes up.

With the adaptor just make sure the volts are the same and it can supply the same current (amps - minimum what you have already) .
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