Firefox kept opening new tabs to random websites. I have cookies blocked on my computer so this was just an annoyance at first. Running Spybot would reveal a few cookies including doubleclick, that would constantly come back. After numerous attempts to delete I later realised windows update was blocked. Then a few days later when trying to google for solutions I realised I had a redirect virus. It got to the point where I couldn't get to any sites that could help me and I got a bit desperate.
I managed to reach this page and thought I'd give it a try. I ran combofix as described with the cfscript.txt file. I did download the registry cleaner but it wouldn't display properly on my resolution and I couldn't run it. Firefox seemed fine after this, so I did the work I needed to do, then after a few hours the computer restarted before I could save the log. On the first restart I reached the start screen, but later efforts wouldn't boot at all and gave various stop codes. They advised to run windows start-up repair on the original windows cd. Two attempts would not fix the problem, and tried system restore but can't go back to before combofix obviously.
After all this I remembered I have 2 extra drives identical to the current, which I was planning to use in a raid3 set-up. I thought if I replaced the original and did a clean windows install, I could then install the old drive as a slave and start recovering data. I tried installing windows on both hard drives without success, resulting in stop messages and reboots before I could write down the codes.
I am now at a bit of a loss as to whether I can repair the original windows copy? Or alternatively just get access to my files. The other computers I have use IDE connectors instead of Sata, but I presume if I install the drive in a computer using Sata cables I can set it as a slave and access the info?
Edited by gtburrows, 16 June 2010 - 07:09 AM.