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Hard Drive C Unreadable


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Nicholas Carver

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Last Night I was online when suddenly my browser self-exited. A few minutes later I started getting the following messages.

Some error msgs: Hard drive rotational speed has been decreased by 20%
Disk Drive C unreadable
Damaged hard drive clusters detected
Windows OS can't detect hard drive space. Hard drive error

I'm certain that this is Malware. Since my laptop can't access an of my programs,I'm having a hard time accessing the internet to do things such as download current malware security.

Is it possible to get my computer to work without losing everything?
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Essexboy

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You are correct in surmissing it to be malware. Please follow these instructions in order

Download RogueKiller to your desktop

  • Quit all running programs
  • For Vista/Seven, right click -> run as administrator, for XP simply run RogueKiller.exe
  • When prompted, type 2 and validate
  • The RKreport.txt shall be generated next to the executable.
  • If the program is blocked, do not hesitate to try several times. If it really does not work (it could happen), rename it to winlogon.exe

RUN ROGUEKILLER AGAIN

  • Quit all running programs
  • For Vista/Seven, right click -> run as administrator, for XP simply run RogueKiller.exe
  • When prompted, type 6 and validate
  • The RKreport.txt shall be generated next to the executable.
  • If the program is blocked, do not hesitate to try several times. If it really does not work (it could happen), rename it to winlogon.exe
Please post the contents of the RKreport.txt in your next Reply.

THEN

Download OTL to your Desktop
  • Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
  • Select All Users
  • Under the Custom Scan box paste this in
    netsvcs
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
    /md5start
    explorer.exe
    winlogon.exe
    Userinit.exe
    svchost.exe
    /md5stop
    C:\Windows\assembly\tmp\U\*.* /s
    CREATERESTOREPOINT
  • Click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
  • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
  • Post both logs

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Due to lack of feedback, this topic has been closed.

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