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Scanning rootkits with admin privileges makes BSOD in WinXP SP3

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When logged as an administrator, starting an on-demand scanner (command line and GUI) - including rootkits scanning - makes Windows XP SP3 Blue Screen of Death in my system.


If I do the scanning - including rootkits - from a non administrator account the scanner finishes without crashing Windows.


Can you help?


Thanks a lot in advance.





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thank you for the report.


Can you please attach the minidump file for the BSOD to the topic? You will find the minidump files in the folder C:\Windows\Minidump\ or C:\Windows\System32\Minidump\. You can attach files to the topic over the More Reply Options button.


Do you use any other security software on your computer?

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Thanks Christian.


After reading your post I remembered there is a program called "WhoCrashed" which analyses crash dumps. I managed to locate the cause of the problem: it was a driver installed by an old version of Daemon tools. Uninstalled Daemon tools and problem gone.


Thanks again.

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