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Recovering disk space


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I was recently infected with 2 trojan horses, and they both ate up almost all of my space on Drive C. I was hoping there was some sort of program out that recovers lost data. I really need it, and I would be very grateful for any help you could give me. I'm pretty sure my computer is fine now, but I'm not entirely sure. I just wish there was some way I could fix this. Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Free(it did work for me)
http://www.pcinspect.../uk/welcome.htm

Free (i didnt try this one)
http://www.smartpcto...ery/index1.html

$30( didnt care for this one but it did recover files)
http://www.file-recovery.net/

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Thank you so much! You're a god!
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Aww, it didn't work. None of my disk space has been recovered, and it's still very low. Thanks for your help though dude.
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I thought you were asking to recover data. If you would like to you could use Ranish Partition manager to bring back the full partition.

Ranish Partition Manager can create, copy, and resize primary and extended partitions.
It includes command line interface and simulation mode that works with large files
so you can safely experiment before working on the real hard drive partition tables.

http://www.ranish.com/part/

Beyond that you could also buy a larger HD and use a program like Paragon Drive Copy to move the wholeOS system over to a larger drive. Afterwards you could fdisk and reformat the original drive back to a single partition.

http://www.vnunet.co...e-copy-personal

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^Thanks so much, but I'm not advanced enough with computers to use that computer. Do you have an easier program to use?

I just don't know what to do. I tried running an Anti-Virus in Safe Mode, and it didn't find any infections so I assume the viruses are gone. It really did a lot of damage to my computer though. It goes so terribly slow, and it hogged 75% of my Drive C space, and I don't know what to do. My computer use to run so much more smoothly than it has been these past couple of days.

Edited by computerdude1985, 26 February 2007 - 06:04 AM.

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The easist method to get your computer back to what it once was is to do a complete "Clean Install". You will need a XP CD for this, preferrably a OEM or Retail CD. A recovery CD will also work but if you have made changes you will need to make sure you have drivers for any hardware changes you have made.

Find out the Manufacturer of the hard drive and download their utilities so that you can wipe the partitions off the drive and write all "0"s to the drive. Then you can set the BIOS to boot from the cdrom drive and reinstall windows after repartitioning the drive the way you want.

http://www.michaelst...nxpinstall.html

http://www.theelderg...l_-_graphic.htm

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I don't mean to sound lazy, but I don't think I can figure out any of this. Is there any easier way? If not than thanks so much for trying to help me. I really appreciate it.
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Run through this, then return to this thread if all clear

Please follow the procedures outlined here: Malware Removal Guide

You will need a PC which can connect to the internet

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, please ask for advice in the Malware Forum
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