I have a Windows XP Home SP2 which was given to me by a client to transfer data to a new laptop, then remove personal profile before the computer is given to his niece. I updated to SP3, created a new profile in the admin group, logged off original profile, logged in to the new one, then attempted to delete the owner's profile. That process was unsuccessful (the removal hung). I started looking through the computer, and noticed an item on the c: drive named combofix with an icon like 'My Computer'. When I explored it in Windows, I saw a replication of the whole tree of My Computer. I ran CHKDSK, but there were no errors found. When I searched the c: drive for items named combofix, I ended up with a list of 6 of them before I stopped the search, all showing as contained in the c: drive root. I am currently imaging the hard drive for safety, and preparing this post from another computer
Edited by gnube, 27 August 2011 - 02:29 AM.