1-I have been hoping to migrate to a new, faster, larger HDD, OS computer and needed
to slim down / arrange my HDD in proper fashion. However, over the past few weeks, the
hard drive went (without downloads) from 5GB free space, to "warning, very low disk space"
of about 32MB ! ! !
2-"On a fluke" I downloaded and ran Combofix and I suddenly have 14GB of free space.
3-I AM grateful to have breathing room, but now, I am not sure if "mission-critical" files have been deleted,
or just bunch of corrupted files caused all the bloat, or if there is (if there ever was) a virus lurking still.
4-Heeding the advice on "Bleeping Computer" I am hereby submitting the report generated.
5-I had competed "repair" of my XP install several times, but now after running "Combofix" it seems
to be running as it should!?
6-I ran a F.A.S.T to a flash drive, but can't know for sure if it backs up, backed up ALL files
(I understand it doesn't / can't copy programs) that are needed. I can't tell whether I have to copy
all my desired files and settings to certain particular XP-generated folders, or if it just finds all files
outside of programs and automatically copies them. The internet is really NOT clear on how F.A.S.T.
Thanks to all for help and patience to and with the newbie,