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Can't Get Into Drive C!


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#1 Toddles

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:18 PM

Alright.
I first noticed this when i tried bringing up Aim from my quick launch bar (I know, I hate aim too, I use it rarley). It brought up the time glass by pointer, time glass then dissapears...but no program was brought up.

So I said...that's odd. Go down to start->My computer to bring it up manually. Click my computer, Same thing happens...Go over to control panel, same thing...

It's the same thing with My... documents, Pictures, Music, Control Panel, Help and Support, Just tried search as i'm typing this, got a massive stall out for about 10 seconds. Run works...

Other than those things, Everything on my system seem to be running fine.

Any thoughts guys?

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:15 PM

My thought is hijack, (re-direct) 'cause it came on suddenlyand windows explorer is now non-op.

But, it could be something else.

So, if you post a HJT log in the right forum, wait a bit, and run the preliminary scans as you are directed to (at the pinned topics in Security>HijackThis analysis forum of the main page, that at least will rule out malware.

OK? :thumbsup:

A quick fix might be system restore ...

Edited by phawgg, 30 December 2005 - 09:17 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:17 PM

Alrighty, I'll head on over to that forum and get situated with HJT...I gotta download it though I dont currently have it.....my dad thinks he knows better than me...pfft

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:26 PM

Alright, I ran hjt and posted the log
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...showtopic=39228

And if it helps, I always use Firefox as my browser...

Edited by Toddles, 30 December 2005 - 09:35 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:32 PM

Now I noticed that I cannot get into my recycle bin either...

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:36 PM

Say: sorry Dad, "we" know best.

good move, be patient, got 90 ahead of ya, but it will be seen.
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:46 PM

Well, he bought a laptop a couple of months ago so he stays off this now...

but before..he'd get so anal about everthing....Aparently he was the computer wiz and refused to use Firefox....So one day tech illiterate mom takes a web adventure using I.E. and gets a whole bunch of crap on our compy.....

*sigh* I'm getting tired of the this Microsoft windows stuff.....I need to go buy an apple for myself or teach myself linux...I need a compy for college soon anyway...

Thx for the help so far guys.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:54 PM

Just thought of something....

I updated Spysweeper today, could that have done it? Because everthing worked just dandy yesterday.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:56 PM

working yesterday is a good clue.

Try system restore for a quick fix?

or into safe mode and choose "last known good configuration"?

If ya posted in HJT,we like to "freeze it now" to interpret correctly, but you can post an answer to your own post if you make progress towards resolution independently.
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:02 PM

I posted in HJT, i honestly don't know the purpose behind that nifty program or what it does, but i ran it.

Bad part is, i cant get into my files now to reopen HJT because I cant get into them lol. If i need it again, i'll have to redownload it again, and open it from the download window.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:15 PM

please try system restore.

But the only way I know is control panel>administrative tools>left sidepanel click> system restore ...

Also try:

restart>continously tap the f8 key while it reboots>a dos screen should appear with severaloptions>one being "last known good configuration.

Use the up/downarrow keys to highlight that

then press enter sit back & let it do it's thing.

answer prompts if they come up.

another way is RUN>type>msconfig

from that console choose 'diagnostic start" and that'll get you to the safe mode.

try both please and post back.
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:17 PM

Hrrm, Decided to run the Spysweeper.

I about halfway through it, says its found 4 things so far, One of them being named this:

psguared desktop hijacker


I assume this is my problem? lol

Now where the devil did this come from

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:18 PM

HJT will "enumerate" the places likely to be malware affected, if that be the case.

We use it to verify malware involvement or not, so I'm suggesting, even though you should technically leave the PCalone while waiting for our technical advice based on the HJT log ... that you try other things 'cause the wait time is kinda longpresently.

If it works, these other techniques, then post so at your HJT post, OK?
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:22 PM

I'm running that spysweep as I speak, I'll let you know how taht works out.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 10:29 PM

Good, and I'm prepared to provide a link to this thread as an edit to your HJT post, too. Keep up the diligence, toodles. I'll track this topic thread as best I can.
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