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Forum: Backup and Restore 18 Feb 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,930
Posted By mcart117
Many thanks for that richc46, I'll bear that in...

Many thanks for that richc46, I'll bear that in mind for the future. Unfortunately, by the time I posted, I'd tried six or seven restore points, and it runs like treacle and locks up, but it is not...
Forum: Backup and Restore 18 Feb 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,930
Posted By mcart117
Thank you, whs, for the Macrium link. I think...

Thank you, whs, for the Macrium link. I think Iíll stick to Acronis for now but itís good to be aware of other tools.

Your comment on restore points is amusing and apt, but not very helpful. If...
Forum: Backup and Restore 18 Feb 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,930
Posted By mcart117
I ran Memtest from the Hirens Boot CD/Flash drive...

I ran Memtest from the Hirens Boot CD/Flash drive and there were no errors.

While the Flash drive was in place I tried to run the Seatools diagnostic, but it didn't like the Toshiba drive. So I...
Forum: Backup and Restore 15 Feb 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,930
Posted By mcart117
By chance (sometimes it starts, sometimes it...

By chance (sometimes it starts, sometimes it doesn't) I managed to do this. At startup I got:

A disk check has been scheduled
Windows will now check the disk
pause
Cannot run due to an error...
Forum: Backup and Restore 15 Feb 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,930
Posted By mcart117
Thank you for your reply. I managed to...

Thank you for your reply.

I managed to start in Safe Mode with Command Prompt to schedule Chkdsk for the next start up. I restarted and got the message to say a disk check had been scheduled,...
Forum: Backup and Restore 15 Feb 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,930
Posted By mcart117
System Restore Fail on all available restore points

System restore failed to extract the file Ö from the restore point. There was a disk failure during the restore. This might be caused by bad sectors on the disk.

I get the same message, but with...
Forum: System Security 29 Mar 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 8,388
Posted By mcart117
Thanks you again for your replies, especially to...

Thanks you again for your replies, especially to Carolyn, who hit the nail on the head. The screenshot in her link matched exactly the malware running on this computer, and the date of the bleeping...
Forum: System Security 28 Mar 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 8,388
Posted By mcart117
Fake MS Removal Tool

Last week I started a thread entitled Files disappeared/unreadable (http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/152295-files-disappeared-unreadable.html). The replies were very helpful and I was able...
Forum: System Security 25 Mar 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 10,273
Posted By mcart117
Thanks Golden. I ran the attrib command from the...

Thanks Golden. I ran the attrib command from the command line in the end and it seemed to work. The drive is back in its own box now and seems to be working just fine.

I'm not sure how to mark...
Forum: System Security 24 Mar 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 10,273
Posted By mcart117
I am still scanning with ESET. Nothing found so...

I am still scanning with ESET. Nothing found so far but a quick Google search revealed BDS.Mirc.Backdoor as a possible culprit for this sort of thing.

Also:

attrib -s -h [drive:]*.* /s /d
...
Forum: System Security 24 Mar 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 10,273
Posted By mcart117
Thank you all again for taking the time to look...

Thank you all again for taking the time to look at this problem.

In particular, thank you to Orbital Shark, because after changing that setting I can now see the folders on the D drive and I seem...
Forum: System Security 24 Mar 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 10,273
Posted By mcart117
I attach screenshots from 2 Malwarebytes scans. ...

I attach screenshots from 2 Malwarebytes scans. The first found a couple of items in _restore files. I can't believe these were doing any harm, but I removed them anyway. The screenshot is shown...
Forum: System Security 23 Mar 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 10,273
Posted By mcart117
Thank you again for your replies and suggestions....

Thank you again for your replies and suggestions.

I have added the reg key, and Malwarebytes is running as I write.

The problem with the reg key is I can't see anything on the D drive to take...
Forum: System Security 23 Mar 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 10,273
Posted By mcart117
Thank you for your reply. Yes D is a...

Thank you for your reply.

Yes D is a separate disk. Here is the Disk Management screenshot:

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Forum: System Security 22 Mar 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 10,273
Posted By mcart117
Files disappeared/unreadable

User reports desktop icons missing. I open Windows explorer to check user profiles, but the root directory of the system drive appears empty. Some popup window reports 37% of the drive is unreadable....
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