Yesterday when I rebooted my laptop I received a message stating that I had a potential hard drive issue and needed to run ckchdsk, which I did. Upon rebooting to Windows 7 I found that:
a) my Outlook.ost file was gone;
and in attempting to fix or find this I have had the following problems:
I received an error message: hstart.exe C:\windows\sysWOW64\ieframe.dll is iether not designed to run on windows or it contains an error whenever I click on a hyperlink in Outlook and on other occasions.
c) i cannot download a new copy of IE (I normally use FireFox)
d) I received the following error message when I attempted to do a system restore: System Restore Failed to extract the file c:users
I have run Norton Anti-virus, malwarebytes anti-malware, and rkill. I ran WinThruster against the hstart.exe but it failed to load. When I ran AdwCleaner it stopped about 20% done with an error message: AdwCleaner - v3.213 - Xplode - General Changelog Team -: adwclearner.exe - C:\windows\sysWOW64\ieframe.dll is iether not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. I could not close the error message until I closed AdwCleaner.
Any suggestions as to what I might do to fix this?