Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:48 AM
Hello all and hope you can be of some help.
I have a laptop with a critical virus problem and am really worried I have lost all my data as a result of a virus.
Yesterday my machine started acting strangely. randomly closing applications, browsers etc. thinking I had somehow stalled some system file, I thought to reboot. wen I did, it put me in a repeat cycle where all I would get is the do you want to start in safe mode etc., screens. this went on for two hours when i finally thought to reinstall Windows XP Home *I had been running the XP Professional but I have those disks back in the states, not here in Italy where I am working.
Got that up and running but could not see any of my old applications *MSOffice 2003( iTunes, Skype, Photoshop, everything gone.
Went to the office and reinstalled XP professional and still no sign of my missing files, photos, music or applications.
Also my system resources now tell me I have 55.8 gigs when this is a 30 gig laptop.
Thinking something was afoot, I tried to access all the standard antivirus sites *blocked*, Microsoft support *blocked* and then managed to download AVG which keeps blinking the same virus warnings over and over again and Kamisky which found 2 things and says it is clean, but all virus sites are still blocked and still no sign of my missing files.
Hoping you can help as I really have a lot of important work that I was midstream on and losing all the data will kill me.
Free dinner in Rome for anyone that can help!