I am using Windows Professional , w/SP2 and that's it. So after running Rouge killer i fixed several things but then got a warning message about the MBR needing attention as well. After allowing Rouge killer to correct it and rebooting... nothing. My machine did not even make it though post, just black screen. I pulled the drive and connected it to a usb adapter that can fire up any drive and connect it via usb. The drive had 2 partitions c/d now it had only d.
I contacted Tizgy Rouge Killer author and he suggested Ease recover tool and testDisk both of which seem to have brought the drive back to some life as it's partially back. I at least get through post but at that point I get a disk read error.
I'm wondering if windows repair console would be able to finish the job. All the data is on the drive and I can copy it to another disk with Ease 's data recover tool, but I am hoping to be able to not have to reload everything. so that is where I am at this point.
Or maybe combofix from the laptop connected by USB to the drive? Or maybe some of the other programs I've looked at in the last few days on this site. I am trying to be calm about it and not change things on the drive for fear of loosing my data.
I did notice when i put in the windows cd that it seemed to be operating just as it would if I added a drive but it did recognize the partitions and all. But I did not see the recovery console, how do I get there?
So that's my problem, my HD is on vacation for a while. I'm still in contact with tigzy, the time zone difference really slows things down so I thought I'd post here and see if maybe some you really smart guys have some experience with stuff like this. I have just enough knowledge to get myself into trouble. LOL
ps I want to make it clear that I don't think rouge Killer is the issue with my machine, it just helped it to come to life. I get my router to email me logs when they are full. Usually that is every month or two. Over the last month I have been getting router logs ever frequently and in last few weeks sometimes several a day. I checked the IPs and they are coming from all over the world so I knew something was up with my system as it was eating up my bandwidth. i have just decided to clean it up. I used superspyware and malwarebytes and just came across rouge killer and thought I'd give it a whirl.
Edited by hamluis, 02 October 2012 - 10:19 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.