Posted 10 November 2006 - 04:21 AM
Yesterday evening a message popped up in my system tray informing me that a file was corrupt and it would be a good idea to run scan disk/chkdsk.
I closed windows thinking nothing more of it, but wanted to make sure the pc would startup again ok, so I turned it back on and it went straight to the CHKDSK screen telling me it would be a good idea to do a scan. I pressed a key to bypass it, the computer then restarted and went back to this screen, so I let it check the c: drive that windows is loaded onto.
It came up saying there were several corrupted areas, and started deleting and adding files. There were 3 stages, not the normal 5 when you schedule a CHKDSK.
The last stage was something like checking security descriptors, then updating UNC database or something like that I cant remember.
Now the computer wont start, I have tried booting to Safe Mode, and reverting to last known good settings etc but nothing.
I have partitioned my hard drive, so would it be possible to load XP onto the d: then try and sort the C drive from there?
Is this a virus?