i have an old computer which i generally use for browsing and documents storage... before i get to the problem, let me walk you through my machine i have a 700 mb ram,80 gb hard-disk divided into two equal parts.I have 2 windows folder on my c drive coz i didn't install xp properly and ended up installing over existing corrupted file.i had no patience to reinstall it because i couldn't bear going through the whole ordeal again. but the pc was running smoothly.
My sister plugged in a pen drive from here college which was massively infested and the problems started from thereon. Shock wave flash started to crash, google chrome started taking time to boot.
and every time i restarted the comp a considerable amount of space on my c drive would go missing
i have un-installed all the application including Microsoft office from my c drive and it still keeps on eating up space i checked on the properties and there is atleast 15 gb of space available but the drive shows to be full
is it a virus or plethora of viruses?? one thing that i am sure of its not the corrupted windows file coz i had reinstalled the windows in sept last year and the problems began after the infested pen drive last month....i am fed up please help i don't want to reinstall xp or format my drive because of the data that is on the comp
i hope i have made my self clear