A couple days ago my friend's computer stopped booting (AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ Memory 916480KB). The C: drive is a 250GB IDE drive... WDC WD2500BB-22GUCO
For a couple days my friend played around with a Kaspersky rescue disk and had some access to the drive. When I arrived tonight... the computer went through diagnostics and stops with the message...
Error Loading OS
I would like to recover any data I can. Is it possible that this is malware caused? I don't have a lot of information at this point and I am not a computer expert but I can follow directions (I think). One of the Kaspersky scans yesterday apparently identified this malware...
It is possible that my friend did something to muck-up the drive because they had access yesterday but it is no longer there and they ran a lot of different recovery type disks.
Your recommendations would be helpful. I plan to work on this for a while tonight and continue to follow this through tomorrow until I have saved some data or until I am out of options to save anything.
I await your questions and/or direction.
I am going to start with this link...
Please stop me if that is the wrong approach.
Edited by Calvin Clark, 09 December 2009 - 11:11 PM.