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#1 xxdeusxx

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:18 AM

Recently after restarting my pc it booted into Hp Recovery Manager. After trying the boot repair it worked fine, but after restarting again it did the same thing. Trying the recovery option it failed, so I tried a different recover date and the same thing happened.... Then all of the sudden it booted up as normal. Trying different bios settings and boot disk nothing seems to work. Am I infected? Please help. Thank you.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:56 AM

Lets try a scan and a hard drive test.


Please read and reread this in detail before you start, if you have any questions please ask!!

Please click the DOWNLOAD link on this Page, under the pic of a HDD
Save it to and unzip it to your desktop
Open the app and select your drive under "Drive#"
Click the little drive above the top information box
Pick "Extended Test" and then start
This test will take a while with larger drives
NOTE: DO NOT select Write Zeros in the last box or you WILL lose all of your data!! Please be careful and double check what you pick!!!!


Next, if the drive passes,
Download

ESET online scanner

Install it

Click on START, it should download the virus definitions
When scan completes, click on LIST of found threats

Export the list to desktop, copy the contents of the text file in your reply
You may not get a listing if nothing is found


Let me know how things go.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:26 PM

It says "Test found bad sectors that may be repairable." Although it doesn't tell me which sectors, therefore I'm not quite sure what data I need to back-up.

Edited by xxdeusxx, 31 October 2012 - 01:50 PM.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:07 PM

This means that very likely your drive is starting to go bad. Back up ALL of your personal data to another drive, ASAP!

Check any warranty on the drive, it will probably have to be replaced.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:16 PM

Alrighty then. I figured this was going to be the outcome, lol. After I get a new HDD I must also purchase a new OS, correct?

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:24 PM

First: Is the machine under warranty thru HP?

Second: No you won't have to purchase the OS again. If you don't have recovery media you can order a set from HP. It will probably cost you, say $40 to $60 (rough figures), with shipping. The cost of disks will still be cheaper than a new OS.




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