This happened out of the blue:
I turned on my computer, browsed the web via Google Chrome for a while (facebook) and then I decided that it's time to start working (I translate for a living). Then, when I tried to open my D partition (the one with all my data, I have another partition for system) a message popped up saying that drive d cannot be formatted, offering me to format it now, which I refused from obvious reasons.
Also, my computer is really slow (as of the moment I turned it on today). When I try to open D partition it takes about half a minute for that message to appear. Everything else is slow as well.
What I have noticed a few days ago is that my icons in both partitions (all folder, subfolder and file icons) suddenly became ordered according to type of file, which I never chose.
Now, I have tried the following:
- system restore - says that drive D cannot be restored because drive D is excluded or something
- ran a program called find and mount - it found my D partition but could not mount it
- opened computer management, which shows my D partition and says it's healthy
I am about to start AV scan (though I only have AVG free); I just wanted to write this message first because I urgently need help and I hope someone knows something about this situation.
MS Windows XP
Service Pack 2
Intel® Celeron® M
1.61 GHz 448MB of RAM
Thank you all in advance
Edited by kacca, 25 December 2009 - 09:43 AM.