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I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here
    #583993 - 09/06/11 09:41 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

Everything has been deleted from my desktop and my documents, I can still access Steam and play all my games, plus my all my passwords are still saved in firefox as well as the hompages. But I keep getting these messages saying 'Critical error' and that parts of my HDD clusters are partially damaged
  • It can't locate/save to system32:frown:
  • There's a performance problem with installed IDE/SATA hard drives
  • And that my RAM is super low and that, that's causing problems too :mad2:




I have TrendMicro Maximum Security  as a virusscanner and its not picking up on anything, somebody help me!


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: T-Rex]
    #583994 - 09/06/11 09:49 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

I suggest getting Spybot S & D and running it. :shrug:

This is weird. Its acting like your drive is broken, but if you're able to boot it up, its obviously not.


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: RasJeph]
    #583995 - 09/06/11 09:58 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

Yea I actually think I have a virus and its just hiding all my shit/taking it. I created a new my computer shortcut on my desktop and it says shortcut(2) and it did the same with a new folder I made, so clearly they are still there but they are hidden somewhere.

Got a link for S&D I could try?


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: T-Rex]
    #583998 - 09/06/11 10:07 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

If it's not some malware than your drive is on it's last legs I'm afraid.


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: DungenessDank]
    #583999 - 09/06/11 10:09 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

Man I got this laptop about this time last year, if its crashing I'm gonna be pissed. At least if its wiped I wont have to go deleting all the history of my porn before I throw it back at the sales guy's face


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: T-Rex]
    #584000 - 09/06/11 10:15 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

T-Rex said:
Yea I actually think I have a virus and its just hiding all my shit/taking it. I created a new my computer shortcut on my desktop and it says shortcut(2) and it did the same with a new folder I made, so clearly they are still there but they are hidden somewhere.

Got a link for S&D I could try?




http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html

and try

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

if the first doesn't fix it.


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: RasJeph]
    #584010 - 09/06/11 12:00 PM (5 years, 2 months ago)

So I downloaded the first link no problems, it was half way through scanning before it froze, crashed and since my computer has no RAM and the C: drive is apparently fucked; deleted :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

Its 2am and I really cbf downloading it again, I'm just gonna go to bed and weep. Thanks for the help so far and feel free to keep it coming. Hopefully Harry will stroll in with his cane, give it a tap and everything will be ok.


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: T-Rex]
    #584062 - 09/06/11 06:23 PM (5 years, 2 months ago)

That's malware for sure. You didn't get the redlight when a random program pops up telling you your computer is fucked. BUY NOW TO FIX IT


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: King Koopa]
    #584135 - 09/07/11 12:00 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

Yea Its definitely malwear, everything Is still on my laptop I just cant access it because its all hidden. plus one of the problems reported was actual physical damage to my hard drive, but I'm pretty sure my softwear wouldn't tell me that, it would just not work?


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: T-Rex]
    #584145 - 09/07/11 12:18 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

if it just started you could probably do a system restore
and set the date back a month or so


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: CosmicFool]
    #584147 - 09/07/11 12:27 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

Do I need my windows serial number or anything? I have no idea where they are


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: T-Rex]
    #584163 - 09/07/11 01:03 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

format, clean install.


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See, that term pedo gets thrown around a lot.
Is a 16 year old guy having sex w/a 16 year old girl a pedophile?
If not, then how is a 30 year old considered a pedophile for doing the same thing?
I think y'all need to look up the definition for pedophile.


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: still beLIEve]
    #584171 - 09/07/11 01:39 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

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format, clean install.




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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: T-Rex]
    #584204 - 09/07/11 09:11 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

T-Rex said:
Do I need my windows serial number or anything? I have no idea where they are




not to do a restore
start> accessories> system tool> system restore

I'd set the date back a month or so
and these things sometimes lay waiting on your computer
so the very first thing I'd do after the restore would be to get an anti virus/maleware


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: NobodyImportant]
    #584215 - 09/07/11 11:14 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

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NobodyImportant said:
Quote:

still beLIEve said:
format, clean install.







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niteowl said:
See, that term pedo gets thrown around a lot.
Is a 16 year old guy having sex w/a 16 year old girl a pedophile?
If not, then how is a 30 year old considered a pedophile for doing the same thing?
I think y'all need to look up the definition for pedophile.


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: still beLIEve]
    #584225 - 09/07/11 11:56 AM (5 years, 2 months ago)

If you need help recovering files, I can get you access.

AIM or PM me.


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Quote:

still beLIEve said:
format, clean install.










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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: CosmicFool]
    #584230 - 09/07/11 12:35 PM (5 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

CosmicFool said:
Quote:

T-Rex said:
Do I need my windows serial number or anything? I have no idea where they are




not to do a restore
start> accessories> system tool> system restore

I'd set the date back a month or so
and these things sometimes lay waiting on your computer
so the very first thing I'd do after the restore would be to get an anti virus/maleware




I tried this but it's deleted/hidden all my system restore points :sad:


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: T-Rex]
    #584231 - 09/07/11 12:38 PM (5 years, 2 months ago)

When I go to save stuff to the desktop I can see my computer/documents, and when I tried to save a screenshot under the default name 'Capture' it tells me that name has already been taken because I saved another screenshot earlier under the same name, so clealy everything is still there I just can't see it


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: T-Rex]
    #584289 - 09/07/11 03:07 PM (5 years, 2 months ago)

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I tried this but it's deleted/hidden all my system restore points





tricky little bastard


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See, that term pedo gets thrown around a lot.
Is a 16 year old guy having sex w/a 16 year old girl a pedophile?
If not, then how is a 30 year old considered a pedophile for doing the same thing?
I think y'all need to look up the definition for pedophile.


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Re: I think my laptop has crashed, techheads get in here [Re: still beLIEve]
    #584452 - 09/07/11 08:21 PM (5 years, 2 months ago)

Assuming you have windows try starting it in safe mode and see if everything is visible. I'm also assuming that your anti-virus program is up to date? Cause if its not then your virus scan won't pick up on what it should. If that's all good then try installing a different anti virus program on a clean portable hard drive and running a scan from there. Your anti-virus might be corrupted


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