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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:47 AM
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 10:01 AM
Thanks for confirming that a format is probably the way to go.
My guess (nothing more) would be that your partition/file system...has problems. I don't know of any software that could verify that, but when chkdsk /r reports that it has run into problems...it's usually the partition/file system or the hard drive, IME.
I suspect that the plan to delete the partition and then recreate a partition/install anew...is the right move.
But...I would run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic (long test) on that drive before attempting a new Windows install.
You may want to (first) try using the Test Disk utility, since I have seen reports by others of it correcting such problems.
If you have backed up, you have nothing to lose.
Edited by ceje, 01 June 2011 - 10:26 AM.
Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:19 PM
Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:31 PM
I'll try them out, since I really don't have anything to lose.
I came across this, or something very similar, yesterday. I had to run Combofix to kill the virus then find and run a program called Unhide.exe, I then did a full Malwarebytes scan. Fixed it.
Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:53 PM
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:18 PM
Thanks for the link... I will definitely take your advice.
Do not run ComboFix.
Please read the following: ComboFix usage, Questions, Help - Look here - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic273628.html
Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:19 PM
I will do this before formating. Thanks
Try unhide. There's a link to it in step 17 here
Note: I just picked those removal instructions randomly.
All you want is unhide from #17, nothing else
Grinler, the owner of BC wrote it & it has saved a lot of people tons of grief!
Certainly worth a try.
Edited by ceje, 01 June 2011 - 04:19 PM.
Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:41 AM
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