Frank Marousek wrote:
>> What JS said.
>> If still no joy...
>> 1. Before doing anything else, write down the .NET Framework versions
>> which are already installed:
>> How to determine which versions of the .NET Framework are installed and
>> whether service packs have been applied
>> 2. Now see Resolution Method 2 in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923100
>> (ignore the title). After running the appropriate/needed tool,
>> (re)install all .NET Framework versions manually using the download links
>> on the page.
> No joy from JS's suggestion.
> Following Resolution Method 2, I have uninstalled all versions of .NET
> Framework and am in the process of downloading and re-installing. I
> successfully completed 1.0, 1.0 SP3, and 1.1. However, after installing
> SP1 (which installed successfully) and rebooting (as instructed), I'm
> getting the following error:
> [TitleBar] BSQLServer.exe - Common Language Runtime Debugging Services
> Application has generated an exception that could not be handled.
> Process id=0x728 (1832), Thread id=id=0x72c (1836).
> Click OK to terminate the application.
> Click CANCEL to debug the application.
> Should I ignore and continue, or does this message indicate something has
> gone wrong?
[OK, we'll bottom-post...]
You're seeing the effects of a hijackware infection!
NB: If you had no anti-virus application installed or the subscription had
expired *when the machine first got infected* and/or your subscription has
since expired and/or the machine's not been kept fully-patched at Windows
Update, don't waste your time with any of the below: Format & reinstall
Windows. A Repair Install will NOT help!
1. See if you can download/run the MSRT manually:
NB: Run the FULL scan, not the QUICK scan! You may need to download the
MSRT on a non-infected machine, then transfer MRT.EXE to the infected
machine and rename it to SCAN.EXE before running it.
2. [WinXP ONLY!! =>] Run the Windows Live Safety Center's 'Protection' scan
(only!) in Safe Mode with Networking, if need be:
3. Run a /thorough/ check for hijackware, including posting the requested
logs in an appropriate forum, not here.
Checking for/Help with Hijackware
**Seek expert assistance in
or other appropriate forums.**
If these procedures look too complex - and there is no shame in admitting
this isn't your cup of tea - take the machine to a local, reputable and
independent (i.e., not BigBoxStoreUSA) computer repair shop.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002