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    Exclamation Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

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    WARNING: affects Windows XP and Windows Vista !

    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.p...14#post4433614


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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

    Ys it affect for XP and Vista but not affect on Windows 7 as it not apply on 7 - only for XP and Vista.

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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

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    This explains what happens and when ...

    https://patrickwbarnes.com/blog/2010...despread-bsod/

    there 's only a problem it seems when you have a bad atapi.sys file ...


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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

    Quote Originally Posted by noorman View Post
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    This explains what happens and when ...

    https://patrickwbarnes.com/blog/2010...despread-bsod/

    there 's only a problem it seems when you have a bad atapi.sys file ...


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    It is a rootkit. I found this out yesterday before the news broke out.

    Basically, whoever is infected will have to do an automatic repair installation of Windows XP. Install/update Malwarebytes and do a full scan. 9 out of 10 it will pick it up and remove it.

    So far, I've repaired 2 computers with this issue and the method I just described restores the computers back to normal functionality without having to wipe out the HDD.

    This ONLY happens if you are infected. My PC and others that are clean have had this updated and no BSOD... you can thank the linux-biased slashdot for mucking this up.

    I have yet to encounter an infected Vista....

    What sucks is taht I do not know how to do something similar to XP's automatic repair on Vista. So, afaik, if a Vista user encounters this... they'll have to overwrite the old installation of windows vista.
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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

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    Can the latest M$ Malicious Software Remover find and remove this Rootkit ?

    ( I downloaded version 3.3 yesterday, marked Jan. 2010 )


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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

    Well, I am not sure if that update was installed.

    I'm assuming yes it was installed if these PCs were updated automatically.

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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

    Quote Originally Posted by madhatter256 View Post
    Well, I am not sure if that update was installed.

    I'm assuming yes it was installed if these PCs were updated automatically.
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    OK,
    but can you test if it discovers that rootkit of which you talked ?


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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

    Having the same problem on my friend's IBM Thinkpad. Computer will not boot into Windows... get the BSOD and cannot use Safe Mode... BSOD there also.

    Is there anyway to fix this problem is you don't have the XP CD? Like a lot of us, she didn't get the operating system CDs with it.

    Is there a way to use an Emergency Boot CD to get in and remove KB977165???

    Thanks.

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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

    If you dont have xp disk you can use erd commander.[bootable disk]

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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

    I knew it and I was right, all along... the BSOD was only caused by infected computers, because common sense dictates that if it was the update, then even my PC would be affected, too! Yet, it was not.

    Anyway, here's a link that explains it all:

    http://www.prevx.com/blog/143/BSOD-a...apologize.html

    Since the news broke out I have repaired (without reformatting) systems with this BSOD by the method I described.

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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

    Quote Originally Posted by madhatter256 View Post
    I knew it and I was right, all along... the BSOD was only caused by infected computers, because common sense dictates that if it was the update, then even my PC would be affected, too! Yet, it was not.

    Anyway, here's a link that explains it all:

    http://www.prevx.com/blog/143/BSOD-a...apologize.html

    Since the news broke out I have repaired (without reformatting) systems with this BSOD by the method I described.
    Not true -- if it was the update -- it would exist for whoever hard similar system configurations (software, hardware, mix of both, whatever) that sets it off to BSOD.

    In this case that "trigger" is a rootkit which is obviously not something that Microsoft can anticipate in their Quality Assurance.

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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

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    He (Adrian Kingsley-Hughes) agrees with that conclusion:

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=7377&tag=nl.e019


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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

    What sucks, is that I'm the only technician where I work and for this week I've worked on 10 systems, where only 3 had hardware, and the rest virus related, and out of the 7, 5 had this problem.

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    Re: Microsoft Update KB977165 triggering widespread BSOD

    How would one fix this w/o having access to the recovery console (we don't get the root/admin password for the machines we support) or the ability to run a Windows repair? I have a machine on my desk right now that is BSOD'ing after patches were applied, Safe Mode with networking can be used though...
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