Hi, I know many folks have had loads of trouble with this awful virus but I am at my wit's end. I had a perfectly healthy dell xps 410 with vista a couple days ago until the smart repair virus infected my machine. I was able to follow this site's instructions for awhile but nothing helped. Malwarebytes said I was free of infection on normal and safe mode but I would start it up and the virus would open all the popups again. After doing this, a day later my PC would boot to blue screen. Each time it would have a different error message. The most recent is the page fault one. I have the exact message but not with me. I did a diagnostic and the SATA is in IDE failure. I can't go into safe mode anymore. The vista repair and install disk hangs at "searching for windows installations." I tried running Ubuntu but it can't mount my hard drive and says a long error message about fake RAID. I tried running SARDU and the antivirus force mounted my hard drive but said I was not infected. How can a perfectly healthy machine one day fail from a virus? I thought that a virus cant truly damage hardware? If I re-install vista are my files for sure lost? By the way, the machine had realtime virus protection but this rogue thing still got through. Can anyone offer any help? Thanks!
Edited by Shandroid, 17 June 2012 - 11:10 AM.