- All was good until Ewido found C:\WINDOWS\tmpcpyis.bat infected, which was automatically quarantined; once Ewido was finished I ran Panda and so far it found some "SaveNow" adware in registry, backed up too before cleaning... I went to sleep, leaving the scan running.
- Then when I woke up I go to check my PC and find it totally black screened with this message: 'A disk read error occurred, press CTRL-ALT-DELETE to restart' so i do it but nothing changes and the same sequence keeps repeating. I Tried booting from Windows XP installation CD, but just got me a 'CHECKING HARDWARE CONFIGURATION' message, followed by a black screen.
- I called Dell Support and they gave me some directions (but none worked) including running a test... memory and processor were OK, even Hard Drive (physically). So they told me it was probably an Operating System error and that I have to perform a low level format after looking for someone who could help me with backing-up my data.
- Yesterday I ran a complete test on my own and got the next message:
Ide Read Test
ERROR CODE 0F00:0228
Msg:Block 103145728: Timeout waiting for drive not busy.
So I called Dell again and they told me i definetly had to replace HD...I don't know anymore if it's a physical or an operating system error.. please help me.