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Hard disk failure

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#1 reggieboy


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Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:09 AM

I think I opened a file with a virus which asked me to update Adobe but I had clicked on an email link so I knew it was wrong. Everytime I tried to close the Adobe window it re-opened. I was in the middle of doing something so I did not want to re-start immediately. In frustration, and after numerous click of "cancel" I accidentally clicked "continue" instead. Nothing seemed to happen until I toggled to the desktop and realised half the shortcuts were missing. I re-started and was then faced with Windows Vista Recovery Window. It has tried to fix the errors but five remain:
Read time of hard disk clusters less than 500 ms
34% of HDD is unreadable
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table
Boot sector of the hard drive disk is damaged
Hard drive doesn't respond to system commands

I am assuming this is a genuine windows scan, although I cannot close the Recovery window. It is asking me to pay £54 for "advanced module" - but in light of what has happended I do not know whether this is genuine!

I am running Malwarebytes Anti-malware now but it is extremely slow.

All programs are missing from the Start menu and most folders appear empty (documents, pictures, music) but I can see that Malwarebytes is scanning through them.


Edited by hamluis, 26 May 2011 - 07:23 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 26 May 2011 - 07:25 AM

Sounds like malware, moving post to Am I Infected forum where qualified persons will assist you :).


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