Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:43 PM
I was googling for information on Internet Explorer and trying to print some of it from a website. I couldn’t get it to print and suddenly a box popped up :
Top left has yellow triangle w/ exclamation inside, next to that says Microsoft Windows.
Inside the box says:
Windows has lost access to the system partition during I/O process. This may also lead to a potential loss of data. It’s highly recommended to run complete HDD scan to prevent loss of files, applications and documents stored on your computer.
Scan and repair (recommended)
Prevents potential disks failure and loss of data.
This is on an hp 530 laptop running Vista. I watched as my desktop icons disappeared. First to go was Malwarebytes. The only ones remaining are: Computer, Network and Recycle Bin. There are a bunch of windows stacked up on top of each other that I cannot read as the main popup box hides them. Something about “media or read/write error.” I have not clicked on it. I immediately tried to open Task Manager to shut down the popup but Task Manager will not open. I am not sure I can open anything on my laptop and am using another PC to communicate with you.
This is where I scream "HELP!"
Thanks for listening.