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Deleted Files Re-appear and Missing over 800G of Free Space

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#1 Spot78


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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:13 PM

I have a 1T WD Black with 2 partitions. The 1st partition is C: 120G, running XP Pro SP3, approx 17G used, NTFS, free space listed 9G. The adjacent partition D: is empty. Free space listed 88G. (Paragon Partition Manager correctly lists the free space.)

I went looking for hidden files with TreeSize, and on D: I found tracking.log in System Volume Information. I have system restore turned off (I use EAZ Fix). In TreeSize, tracking.log was listed as 20KB, but found out it was taking up over 800G of space. I changed the permissions, accessed the folder, and deleted tracking.log, but it just kept coming back.

I tried chkdsk/f many times on D: (C: was okay) but would never complete step 5. Ran WDs diagnostics which came out okay. Re-formatted D: many times (quick and regular, in windows, cmd prompt, and Paragon), still no luck.

I wiped the Recycler folder and a strange thing happened. After I wiped, I checked the SVI folder for tracking.log (it came back-deleted again). Went back to the Recycler folder and 3 new files showed up-DK2.ini, INFO2, DK3 (no extensions on these files).

Opened the DK2.ini file and this is what was written:

Wiped all the files, then INFO2 reappeared, and DK4, DK5 files showed up..

In safe mode I ran a virus scan with Eset Smart Security, and MalwareBytes which found nothing significant.

Then last week I was re-formatting once again, when the computer crashed. After it booted up again D: was unrecognized and listed as RAW, but my C: drive had regained all 98G of the free disk space back.

I decided to format D: to see what would happen, and just as before. C: went back to 9G of free space, and D: was 88G.

I restored to a previous snapshot so my C: drive is at 98G free (normal) and D: is back to being RAW.

This is my current situation and Im stuck. Any help, not to mention a solution would be greatly appreciated.


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#2 boopme


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Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:41 AM

Hello,sorry you have waited ,,, We need some info and logs to figure this out.
Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
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