Posted 29 August 2009 - 12:18 AM
I am unable to await assistance with my Rootkit infection any longer as it has rendered me computerless. As a result, I have decided to wipe the hard drive and reinstall Vista altogether in hopes of fixing the problem.
I have Vista Home Ultimate and have a few questions regarding data backup, specifically Vista Complete PC Backup, before I do so.
1. Does Vista Complete PC Backup copy any files/registry errors that may be causing my problem currently? IOW, is there a potential risk that this backup may copy the problem along with it?
2. Will Vista Complete PC Backup actually copy programs, program files, etc. such as my music, my saved images, my projects, etc.? Or does it just copy generic settings and Windows parameters?
Finally, is there a better option for me to wipe/reinstall a clean version of Vista with the intention of wiping a Rootkit virus w/o having to backup and copy all my other peripheral programs and their respective files, images, projects, etc.? (I am quite sure none of these peripheral files are the infected culprit)
Thanks for your help.