Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:16 AM
I think my WIndows XP laptop may be irrecoverable but if you can help I'd sure appreciate it.
I had the phony "Windows XP Repair" dialog box. I cannot see any programs or any files. I tried to run ComboFix but I don't think it ran successfully.
I did run Microsoft Security Essentials, which identified/fixed one item. MalwareBytes identified and fixed 16 items. Sorry I did not write down exactly what was found. My Symantec found a few things as well I believe.
At any rate, rebooting now, I see no programs from the Start menu though somehow I can still run Internet Explorer or Firefox. My disk seems to have a recursive structure where there is a top level 32788R22FWJFW directory, which has C:\ under it, which has 32788R22FWJFW under that, which has C:\ under that etc. I am holding out some hope that my data is actually still out there, because Properties on the C:\ drive indicate 20GB used. I do have a backup...but I would lose some stuff.
Suggestions? Or is it hopeless?