My system is 32B XP Pro, with 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200s running in RAID 1 (mirrored). Windows is regularly updated.
I recently ran a routine Windows Security Essentials scan and it caught and removed Trojan Win32/Urausy. The Microsoft info site recommended running Windows Defender Offline for this one, so I tried running it from a USB flash drive, but the program hangs and won't run. I had trouble burning an iso image to CD and gave up on Defender after some online research suggested that it no longer works with XP, for some reason.
So (sigh), I decided to try running Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 from a flash drive. It loaded up just fine and appeared to recognize all my drives and partitions. I ran it on the default setting first (which scans the boot sector and hidden startup objects). It picked up Sinowal and cleaned it.
I ran it again--this time including most of the partitions on both drives in the scan. It picked up KillAV in an old Sunbelt Security Counterspy.msi file and cleaned it. I haven't used Counterspy in a year or more.
Next, I shutdown the system and removed the flash drive. When I started it back up, I got the Unmountable Boot Volume blue screen. Rebooting gave the same result.
I tried to boot into safe mode and Recovery console and still got the blue screen. Last known good configuration yielded the same.
I ran chkdsk /r from my XP install disc and it made a few repairs, but still the blue screen. Chkdsk reports that the C volume is good.
Chkdsk D: /R reports that the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems.
I've tried to run Seagate SeaTools from my flash drive from within the Kaspersky Rescue Disk boot, but the .exe file won't open. I don't have another computer that can burn an iso disk.
So, is this a sudden and coincidental D drive failure, or did Kaspersky's actions corrupt it? If the latter, can I fix it?
I do have Partition Magic Rescue floppies from a year ago (when I last re-partitioned). Think they're worth a try?
If the D drive is hosed, is there a way to disable the RAID and just boot into the C drive so that I can use it until I get a new PC? I'm guessing that it might be time to take the leap ;)