I was web surfing when my ASUS laptop (Model # G73S) running Windows 7 shut down and rebooted itself. Upon restart, I got the "system recovery in progess" message and let it run. The system recovery could not "fix" my computer. I stupidly rebooted and tried to run system recovery several times (thinking myself way to smart to get a virus).
Finally, I attempted to enter safe mode and was taken to the system recovery screen again. I did a web search and found this wonderful forum. I quickly d/l'd Farbar to a flash drive only to find that my laptop's flash drive ports have been disabled by the virus. I copied Farbar to a disc since I could "see" that drive from Notepad. I ran the software. My message said something about a missing hive. Every element of my C: drive was "missing" according to the report from Farbar.
I did some exploring from the command prompt and that's when I realized I was in the X: drive. I did not have an X drive prior to this virus. Now, I can only access my X drive and my cd/dvd drive. Is there any help to be had?