Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:43 AM
History: About two months ago I defragmented my Hard Drive. It had only 35% used space on 40G drive.
About a month ago I received an email with an attachment of one page (I Had asked for it). I could not open this one page attachment, because there was no memory left . I deleted few unwanted files that gave my PC some breathing space but not enough to run defrag again. It required at least 15% empty space to run the program. I ran cleanup programs and transferred some old file to an external hard drive. Thus creating the required space.
When I ran the Defrag. Program, I saw solid Blocks of Red and Blue colors where it should have been empty space. The Defrag program didn't do much. Now it is back to square one, I got a message that computer was low on memory. when I analyzed the hard disk using Defrag program. All the memory I had created earlier had become the part of the red solid block on my hard drive.
I have been searching and reading the forum. I have some idea that my computer has been hacked, but I can not find the solution to this problem. How to clean my HD and stop it from happening again.
Any suggestions and recommendations will be greatly appreciated. thanks.
Desperately seeking help