Racenutalways referred me over to this area from:
I'm having some grief with my hard drive now.
The short of it is that a week or so ago ZoneAlarm Pro caught Win32.InstantBuzz in my registry and attempted to remove it. Consequently my system did an auto-reboot [something I've never seen ZAP do before after quarantining an item] and then the system went into a WinXP Integrity Check which failed.
I came to G2G, hooked up with Racenutalways and we killed off some malware, as you can see in the above thread.
My problem is that my system, upon re-boot, still goes into the XP Integrity Check and fails. It will reach varying degrees of completion, between 26% and 58%, and while it is testing the hard drive makes an occasional high pitched whining noise the likes I've never heard before in the past 20 odd years of computing.
Bypassing the integrity check allows the system to boot and function, but applications operate extremely slow. No stop errors or BSods though and so far no loss of data or applications as far as I can tell. I have run the Tools, Check Disk, with all applications closed and the hard drive passes the test so I'm confused.
Maybe you folks can help? I work in the writing industry with deadlines and I'm hoping that I won't have to go offline and take my system into the shop to resolve this problem.
In days of old there were hard drive utilities that could be used to check a drive and then any areas found unsound they could be marked off as unusable. I'm not sure how and where to proceed and could use some advice. I have searched this forum for the problem but can't seem to locate anything along these lines.
Racenutalways, by the way, was of great! assistance and you may want to read the thread above to see what sort of system I have, etc. as the details are already posted. Then again, I'm sure you have your own methods of establishing all of that.
Here's hoping you can help.
Bye for now,
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