I'm having some problems and I'm not too sure exactly what's wrong or if it's a virus or malware.
I'm running Windows7
Intel Core i7 processor
I'm not sure if a virus has caused this, but lately, every time I turn on my computer it goes to a black screen with the message:
"Checking file system on C:
the type of file system is NTFS
Volume label is OS
One of your discs needs to be checked for consistency.."
Where it says it is highly recommended but gives the option to skip.
Half of the time whether or not I let the check run, generally within the first 5 minutes of logging in, windows will freeze completely during or after loading all the start up progams, and all I can do is a manual forced shutdown.
I can't be too sure, but it seems like the freezing issue has become less persistant than when it first started. I noticed my computer would always freeze the first couple of times I tried to start it and now it only freezes occasionally. But I am still getting the "checking file system" message.
Information / Suspected Cause
I installed Dropbox and AVG Free around the exact time the problem started. I was previously using the Trend Micro Internet Security and Windows Defender for protection (I used Trend to scan the .exe files for Dropbox and AVG before running them) as my Trend subscription was ending and I was looking for a free alternative with AVG)
I had also previously upgraded my msn to the latest Windows Live Messenger which was crashing (the msn application alone) almost every couple of minutes consistently for a few weeks before that problem disappeared. I'm not sure if this may have contributed to the issue but I thought I would note it.
What I've Tried
After the problem started I did one last scan with Trend Micro, which returned nothing.
A scan in Windows Defender also returned nothing.
AVG Free crashed the first time I tried to run it and I uninstalled it soon after that.
I completed a Disk Check in Safe Mode also following some advice online (from Command Prompt typing "chk dsk /r /f" which scheduled it for my next restart)
Thanks in advance for your time and help!
Edited by ChauBaoLe, 10 November 2010 - 09:20 AM.