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Computer trashed by S.M.A.R.T. Data Recovery

Q: Computer trashed by S.M.A.R.T. Data Recovery

My niece apparently fell victim to a fake AV program on March 28, since the that's the date her calendar was stuck on and all directory entries end on that date. I believe that she then was hoodwinked into using the fake data recovery program. Unfortunately, she failed to mention the problem until this Monday, so I'm way behind on trying to fix it. I managed to clear up a few things by using Ad-aware, Spybot S&D and Housecall before running HijackThis. All of those programs were utilized by downloading them onto a DVD onto my laptop and running them from the DVD, which then was completely wiped clean by her computer. While I haven't yet tried this procedure to run the other programs listed in Read This First, I have a preliminary question:
As I shut down her computer for the last time, I noted that her D: directory is called "Data" and is almost full, apparently with gaming stuff. Do I need to do a separate repeat of all the programs on that drive?

​Thanks for any answer you could provide to the above question while I'm downloading and, I hope, running the other programs.

Preferred Solution: Computer trashed by S.M.A.R.T. Data Recovery

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

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Hey people, just a little hint in case this hasn't been posted here before...
Last week one of our developers installed a defunctified version of their software onto his machine which completely trashed it.
There was NO way to get into it...booting from a DOS diskette was useless because all of his partitions were NTFS.
I thought of installing NT on one of his partitions, but that would involve formatting a partition, all of which had critical info.
Then BOOM, I remembered how Win2000 installs without automatically formatting anything, so I installed w2k, transferred all his data to another machine, then wiped his computer out and reinstalled his workstation, as if nothing ever happened...well except for me working on a saturday, grrr.

A:Salvaging data from trashed NT


Good for you. Now let me tell you of an easier way: Download NTFSdos from www.sysinternals.com

It is an NTFS driver for DOS. Let's you mount NTFS drives in DOS 6.22 and lets you read from them (the full version that you have to pay for, allows you to read AND write to NTFS drives). So, what you could have done was put in your favourite bootdisk (or download mine from www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot - it comes with NTFSdos) and save your data through good old DOS.

Also, NT4 does not need to format a HD when it installs.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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Sorry if this is long winded but I want to give you as much information as possible.

PC is a Toshiba Satelite Laptop running Vista Home Premium [Up to date, all service packs updates etc installed]

I downloaded the latest Vista Updates last night, 28 July 2009 (KB973923) + (KB972260) [See, I told you I keep it up to date]

All was going well until it came to 'restart' time.

Half way through (end of stage 2?) I got a 'DOS type screen' message saying something along the lines of 'Drive J indexing error missing 0 at file 25 attempt auto recovery?'

I hit yes and the pc did it's stuff.

Now Drive J [External Maxtor 500GB] is where I keep all my family photos, music etc. Upon completion I checked the drive and all appeared in order.

However, now when I try to play a .mp3 I get one of 3 results
a) it plays fine [Tag data correct]
b) it plays fine but it's the wrong song [Tag data partly missing]
c) it refuses to open and says unsupported file type.

As for the photos.
a) Some open fine.
b) Some open but my camera setting etc are missing.
c) Some refuse to open even though the photo is shown so I know what I'm trying to open.
d) Some are just blank with a file name. (Won't open)

This has only affected my external drive. C drive is fine. E Drive is fine.

One last thing. When I opened the external drive to check all as well there was a .txt file present. I opened it and it was a copy of the 'DOS type screen message&... Read more

A:Please Help - Indexing Trashed My Data

I am not real optomistic....but try rebuilding your index
go to control panel.. then indexing options

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A good friend of mine has suffered a hack that completely (according to him) destroyed his computer. The only thing readable after this attack is the following text string:


I know nothing else at this time; a mutual friend is supposed to be in touch with me some time later today and I will ask for more detail. Is that text string familiar to anyone?

A:trashed computer

Readable from what? Where, and at what point do they see that?

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We have a HP 524w all was well until the other night, not sure what happened as I was not here. Now all it does is reboots and gives the page where it ask about restart. Like in safe mode
safe mode with networking
last known
etc..... at the bottom is says...
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt /Windows/system32/conf ig/SYSTEM
It says to insert the Windows start up disk and hit R on the first screen and I have tried but it is like it is not even reading the disk. It just KEEPS going back to the other screen.
ANY ideas or have I killed my computer?
Oh and by the way I am coputer illiterate.

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I just purchased this mini net notebbook and like every laptop I have purchased and desktop computers I could of bought a new car. It always shows in the left column what programs have been used recently. I have never set up the file and transfer wizard to transfer any files from any computer that I have previously owned because every computer I buy gets trashed within hours of owning it. The first thing I notice is the file and transfer wizard is in the column where ot shows the programs that have been recently used. Then I go through and try to set up my computer like I want, but almost every setting has been grayed out and I can't change it. Not even the the time and date. Then I try to download my security software and install it on my C:\Program Files and I get a message I do not have permission to install programs on my C drive contact my computer administrator. I right click the C drive look at the security tab and find
Administrator In Folder (Owner-PC)
System no folder
Users In Folder (Owner-PC)
Authenicated Users No Folder
All the inherited from is changed to not inherited
Then If I want to add myself My user name Owner I click add and her is the list of user that have been added to my computer
Administrator In Folder(Owner-pc)
Administrators In Folder (Owner-PC)
Anoumous no folder
Batch no folder
Console Login No folder
Creator Group No Folder
Creator Owner No folder
Dial up no folder
Distributed Com Users (Owner-PC)
Event Log Readers
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A:New Computer is trashed

Hi and welcome to TSG you could try this as a possible way to get things sorted http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/507-built-administrator-account-enable-disable.html

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Can I take the hard drive out (HP) and move it to the new computer (GATEWAY) just to be able to save my files and such? If so can you tell me how. The gateway does not have the belt cable like the HP does, so how to I get around that?

A:If computer is trashed.....

you could buy a HDD enclosure and run it as an external drive. That way you can simply explore the external HDD for the files you want.

something like this http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/126168

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ok i have had this problem for days, i'm running win xp and i have norton security installed. i keep getting a warning saying a virus has been detected. they are calling the virus W32.Alcra.B. any idea how to clean this nasty thing up? please help, and i thank you! here is a hijackthis log. i used the krc hijackthis analyzer too.
Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 8/4/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
O2 - BHO: Norton Internet Security - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\No... Read more

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I am just try to figure out some thing which works best out of these two. As recently have gone through a recovery company Stellar Data Recovery http://www.stellarinfo.co.in/company/company.php . And after surveying i found companies proving software also.
The services paid more isnt it?  but the recovery is maximum. what you think?

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So, this is a long one.
Grandma has two HDDs, one with a win10 install (Borked, long story.) and one with a win7 install. We took the computer to Geek Squad as the win7 instance was BSODing with an error that I couldn't figure out. Sounds great, right? They couldn't figure it out either, so we took the box back home, hooked it up, and...it boots into Geek Squad's analysis software. Okay then. Turns out, they left their disk in the DVD drive of the box by accident. I decided to run a SMART scan, which turned up 500 bad sectors on the win10 disk, and ~5-10 on the win7 disk. <PanicTime> So, 2 new HDDs ordered, and professional data recovery slated for the win10 instance, but in the meantime, I used ddrescue to transfer all the data from the win7 drive to a new drive. However, when I put this new drive in the box and booted, it did not go into win7, a BSOD, or even a windows recovery screen. It merely sat blinking a "_". I tried using a win7 install disk in recovery mode, but for some reason that says that there is no OS on the new win7 drive, and when I tried using Advanced System Options to get into recovery/repair mode, that option was not on the list. What can I do to hopefully fix this win7 instance? Even getting it back to the partially booting then BSODing state that we took it to Geek Squad in would be fine at this point. Thank you in advance for your help! :D

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windows 7-64-bit Computer cpu &Everthing 64-bit ( and 32-Bit Format have's got) 950 GB HDD Sata  
 On the last computer,  Backup $MFT tar.gz type,Backup $MFT Gzip type,Backup $MFT zip type,Backup $MFT ?so type,Backup $MFT Rar type,Backup $MFT 7-Zip Type,....And Fat32 data recover& warning "Not Enough Disk Space low Memory" PartedMagicLiveCd
Boot(Ubuntu Boot)  Latest computer, broke before's
Wipe HDD No Registry Change,,7-Zip,HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, Zip Commands,Multimedia Formats ,ActiveXplugin and Negative Cleaner ActiveXplugin And Won't Boot Computer,,...  And Windows Application Data Recovery(Because Other's Ubuntu Application Data Recovery
Testdisk&PhotoRec)  Windows TestDisk&PhotoRec    Warning "Not Enough Disk Space  

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hi friends how to data recovery if computer won't start

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My problem is this, I am a student at Heald college working on my Network Systems Admin degree. The Church I attend doesn't have a full time IT guy, just one of the guys who more like a hobbiest. The problem is, that their main computer stopped booting into XP. Once it got to splash screen it would freeze up, even in safemode. They called me, because I have helped some of the single moms at church upgrade their computers.

I find out the partition table is either corrupt or data is damaged, my best guess. So I take the drive, hook it to my own, move over all the important file and burn to DVD, so I thought. Take it back and do a reinstall hoping to get it up and running. That really didn't work. In the All users folders there are two folders I can't get access to Financial and the Teresa, Access Denied. Thinking I had everthing on DVD backed up I just format the HDD and do fresh install. The guy who set up their network finishes up. two days later Oct 2 I get a call saying those two folder are not on the DVD Financial and Teresa and they contain all of the church's financial info.

Is it possible to recover that DATA that was formatted over or are they basically screwed? I will be there tonight trying to use a recovery program, but I really could use use some serious help.

Sorry for the long post, wanted to make sure that you had the full story.

A:Data Recovery for our Church computer

yeah you can. go and download Get Data Back for NTFS/FAT32 depending on the file system. I formated my harddrive a while back and forgot to move some stuff off of it. It recovered it all. The only problem with that program is you have to licence it to save the files again. Otherwise i believe its the best available for download. Get it here

Just went there, they got some other cool stuff... :grinthumb

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As the title suggest, my little brother was looking up inappropriate content, which caused a bunch of malware and other malicious programs to get their way onto our laptop. I don't normally use this laptop, but I noticed that most of the programs have been on here for over a month now. I attempted to clean up as much as I could. I believe a lot of the programs revolve around WhiteSmoke and Conduit toolbar, which has also affected Firefox, which my family uses as the default browser, and IE. I've used SpyBot and Malwarebytes to help get rid of some of the malware. While I was attempting to clean what I could, an error would pop up stating that 'Windows Explorer has stopped working and needs to reset." Help would be much appreciated, thanks!

Edit: Is it possible for the malicious programs on here to make their way on to my own personal computer that shares the same network? On my own pc, I have my Sharing and Discovery settings, located in the Network and Sharing center, all set to off except Password Protected Sharing. I'd like to avoid these programs via Wifi if possible!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
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A:Little brother trashed computer


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I have an asus altec computer running windows 7 home. I have unhidden the files so I can use it a little. I need to try and get this off my laptop so i can use it again. It pops up and says my computer is malfunctioning running a fake system scan wanting my to buy software to fix it. it takes me to data-recovery.com to buy it. I downloaded spybot to try an fix it but it will not work. Then i found this forum. Please help!!! I need this laptop for work.

A:Data-recovery.com spyware on my computer Win7

Hello and welcome.Please follow our Removal Guide here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-data-recovery .After reading how the malware is misleading you ...You will move to the Automated Removal InstructionsAfter you completed that, post your scan log here,let me know how things are.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.

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The computer I have been using for 4 1/2 years (an E-Machines running XP) has finally died. Not sure what happened, but I can't even get it to turn on. It's as dead as dead can be.

Being the not-so-bright computer guy that I am, I haven't done a back-up in ages, and I have a lot of valuable info/files/music on the hard drive. My brother had said that I can "store" my files on his computer until I get a new one.

One problem; I can't get anything off the hard drive if it doesn't come on, right? Or is there a way of pulling info off the HD even when a computer is powered down, so to speak?

Any info, links, suggestions, and/or whatever elese would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.


A:Computer completely dead. Data recovery possible??

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Has anyone had problems with the new MSN Connection Center?

Apparently MSN is asking their users to install it. I have been helping a non-technical friend correct the damage it has done to his system. I can use all the input I can get.

My friend installed this package and it worked OK until it asked him to select a new connection number. The change failed, he has spent six hours on four phone calls with MSN support speaking with people in India whom he cannot understand.

Each time they try to fix the problem his system gets worse and worse. Now they are saying that his system has a problem.

I Googled MSN Connection Center and found that there are a number of unhappy souls out there. Even if the pop-up box for this "feature" is removed, it re-installs itself later on.

One of the replies on a forum is reproduced below. It appears to be from a Microsoft tech support guy who did not identify himself as such. The language jibes with my friend's complaint about a slight failure to communicate.

"I am sorry to hear that you did not have a pleasant experience. I would really appreciate if you can elaborate on the what things, in particular, were of concern to you and how we can make it better. Getting more specific information will go a long way in helping us meet your needs.

"Thanks in advance,

"Manish. "

My friend said the modem was OK until he punched in the new access numbers MSN gave him. Then, as he explained it, the tones became ... Read more

A:MSN Connection Center trashed a computer. Help!

I think the problem is the software and you should definitely change services. Just today I was servicing a customer's computer who had the same problem and experience. She was talking about the people in India who can't understand her and she can't understand....how lovely!
It's good that you found the Verizon service where they can still check their email. The MSN Connector pop-up would not stop; it must have popped up about 250 times while I was there. It keeps reloading itself as well. I recommended she export her email and go with a different service. I'm glad I saw your post, now I am positive I my recommendation was right.
Take Care

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Yesterday, about 3 hours after reformatting, i installed a program (which by my fault, I forgot to scan )

Immediatly, i had loads and loads of AVG popups, hundreds of processe's running, the option to view hidden files was disabled, when i click on my computer drive it said it was being used by another program, and basicly my computer is now being overturned by hundreds of different viruses. Every few minutes or a so, a different process will pop up and more viruses will appear.

When i received this virus, my dad's external hard drive with all our backups was plugged in and has been infected. I have reformated 3 times in 2 days and when i plug it in on a new machine, it infects my pc.

I have got so many viruse's , i havent managed to write there names down.

I want to know how i can clear the viruses off this external hard drive, just some info on this:
It has the same " being used by other program"
There has been no new exe or changes made to it
Here is my hijack this log: (btw, this was taken a few mins ago, more malware are added to this everytime that process runs):

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:01:45 PM, on 11/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

A:Computer getting trashed by loads of viruses.

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I installed service pack 2 and it trashed my computer. Nothing workes right. I can't shut off, standby or hibernate. the only way i can shut computer off is with power button. Computer will often reboot all of a sudden when i'm in the middle of something.I get "your system has recovered from a serious error" message every once in awhile on startup. many of the programs (specifically picasa) won't work correctly anymore. I can't uninstall SP2 either with add or remove or with restore (which won't go bck past the date i installed SP2. I have no disc so I can't get into the registry removal option. should I run recover discs? does anyone have a solution or is the computer ready for file 13?

A:serevice pack 2 trashed my computer

Was the system running well before the installation? Upgrades shouldn't be installed unless all is working as it should (aside, of course, from problems addressed by the upgrade).

Have you used system or registry cleaners?

Why can't you ininstall it? XP without SP2 is a pretty creaky machine with reduced security and functionality. It's best to slipstream SP2 into the original disk and do a repair installation. You now don't have any SP2 CD to make any repairs.

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I was on the internet today and without thinking clicked on a random popup that appeared and it got me into some trouble I think.

This program called "System Security 2009" suddenly popped up and began "scanning" my computer and then things went downhill pretty fast.

I attempted to do a system restore but apparently this program disabled it so I cant click on the "next" button to begin a restore. I then tried to do a scan with my antivirus program (avira antivir) and it scanned for about half an hour and found about 70 detections before the computer suddenly restarted and a blue screen popped up. After reading the instructions I wish I had wrote down what it said, but the blue screen doesn't popup anymore. It said something about a possible hardware problem but thats about all I remember.

Now when I turn on the computer, it wont let me access any programs at all and when I try to open anything a balloon pops up and says: "Application cannot be executed. The file ... is infected. Please activate your antivirus software."

The internet is totally shut down as well.

That's about all I can think of to write about the problem. The computer is basically useless and I'm on my friends laptop posting this on the forum. I was able to do a dds scan and the text is below. Ive attached the attach.txt and the ark.txt...

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A:System Security virus. Computer is trashed... Please Help!


please download this following program onto your friends computer and transfer it over via USB

be certain to rename it Before you save it.

Are you able to access 'safe mode' on the infected machine?

If so, run this program in safe mode.

Download Combofix from any of the links below. You must rename it before saving it.
Save it to your desktop.

**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved and renamed following this process directly to your desktop**
If you are using Firefox, make sure that your download settings are as follows:Tools->Options->Main tab
Set to "Always ask me where to Save the files".

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

During the download, rename Combofix to Combo-Fix as follows:

--------------------------------------------------------------------It is important you rename Combofix during the download, but not after.
Please do not rename Combofix to other names, but only to the one indicated.

-----------------------------------------------------------Double click on Combo-Fix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the "C:\Combo-Fix.txt" for further review.
**Note: Do not mouseclick combo-fix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall**

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I have 2 problems, mine is recovering data from a DVD-R & a friend is looking for my help in recovering data from a "corrupted" Flash Drive.

I was burning data on a DVD-R multiple sessions disk when my Burner crapped out while using Nero. I now have a new Burner & when I go back into this disk I can only read data from my 1st session when I compare the #s from Nero's disk info tool, however it also shows that session 5 is still open?? but I cannot read anything from sessions 2, 3 & 4. Looking around I spotted CD Recovery Tool Box Free 1.1.7 is there anything more recent and or better that would let me try to recover the data on this disk. The data in session 5 is still on my HD but I would like to be able to recover the data in the other sessions, worst possible case even just the file names would be a small plus.

Now for the Flash Drive. It is a Lexar 8 Gig & what supposedly happened is that Peter lent it to a fellow employee so he could extract some data (probably a mistake). When he got it back a few minutes later & tried to use it all he got was a message that it was corrupted. As it has all of his product codes, phone numbers & personal sales data for the last year he is really desperate to try & recover the data. He does not have a computer of his own, so he has no backup (another bad idea). He has gotten a new Flash Drive a Sony 8 Gig, but I have told him that he better go out & get a 2nd one to use as a back... Read more

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Symptoms are as follows:

- Windows Defender has warned of several Trojans (win32/Renos and win32/microjoin.gen!C) but seems unable to quarantine them
- Constant internet windows opening with all manner of junk in them
- Spyware pop ups with fake antispyware. In fact, when Windows starts, there is actually a fake antispyware 'warning' which I have to click OK before I can get any further
- No access to task manager ("Your administrator has disabled Task Manager")
- When I did manage to get System Restore Wizard open, there was not a single restore point...I'm pretty sure I didn't disable it on my own.
- IE will open and I can browse briefly, but eventually everything just grinds to a halt because of the new browser windows opening and system runs out of Virtual Memory

DDS log:

DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by xxxxx at 18:56:47.79 on Tue 06/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.255.36 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:Computer is TRASHED!! Renos and Microjoin.Gen!C trojans identified by Windows Defender

Hi,Your system is severly infected. Problem with these infections nowadays is, it causes a lot of damage. Even if we clean the malware off your system, I can't guarantee that your system will be clean afterwards, because these infections/bundles leave a lot of leftovers behind that most scanners won't even recognise and logs won't show.Also, I can't promise you we can repair all the damage it caused... Even after cleaning the malware, you can still get errors afterwards because of the damage. Solving these is not always possible since it will be searching for a needle in a haystack to find the right cause and solution.So, we can try to clean this up and do what we can, but keep in mind that we can't solve ALL problems this malware already caused.In light of this it would be wise for you to back up any files and folders that you don't want to lose before we start. Reason I am telling this is because when a system is so terribly infected and we try to clean this up manually, the damage that is already present may interfere with our removal attempts. also, Please back up your important data first while you can still access your Windows. Reason is because you are dealing with one of these Trojans/Bots that have the functionality to kill your OS.Read this article for more info: When a Bot master goes mad - Kill the OS and here A Zeus botnet self-destructs* Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or HereDouble Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a... Read more

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Hi everyone..

My external USb Wd mybook box has 1 tb Seagate Sata 3 and i use original Wd disc as W7 installed... in My PC Case as sata II

Today my old problem appears again as Corrupted disc...
I have Get Data Back NTFS (and i used before plenty of times for recovery, loss data or unwanted deletions) but..

This time im stuck.. Becouse the disk i try to recover includes 870 gb (about) used disk space (only audio files) only 50gb (about) empty space... Thats too big for me to recover to other disks.. i don't have enough spaces that my other disks can handle..

I have about 300 gb FREE disk space in several disks or partitions include My thinkpad SL510 Notebook..
So my question is
wit keeping my lost data in corrupted disk first, can i take them slowly to this 300 gb spaces (i know i can) and after create somehow emty space (deleting those recovered 300 gb + 50 on corrupted disk) and
use that empty space for more recovery. ???? Or smilar solutions.. Becouse DISC PRICES IS HEAVY nowadays and really i'm out of budget with buying some
equipments upgrades..
Like creating slowly slowly some extra spaces (don't know how)

I know i look silly in situation becouse i know u should never write to same disc if you dont want to say goodbye to your files..

E-how happened (not necessary to read these part)

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A:Data recovery problem, Can reach corrupted data but no external space.


Before you write more data or attempt to read data from the drive through Windows, I would suggest using a Live CD like SysRescueCD to boot from and access the HDD.

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Minitool Power Data Recovery or Runtime Get Data Back, which
one would you choose or which one did you choose? I want to purchase a serious data recovery program for personal business use.

A:Minitool Power Data Recovery or Runtime Get Data Back, which


Both are good programs and i would recommend purchasing both ( if you can afford ). Both has it's own pros and cons.
"GetDataBack" is good at virtual reconstruction of damage/unrecognizable file systems but i personally found it weak at recovering image files. It recovers images but most of them seems to be corrupted in my testings. Also you need to purchase seperate versions for FAT and NTFS ( GetDataBack simple is garbage ).

On the other hand, "Power data Recovery" works with both FAT and NTFS and it is better at recovering image files. Another proven tools is "R-Studio" which has quiet good reputation among DR professionals. It's user interface is not newbie friendly but has lot's of options which no other tools offers.

Data Recovery from an External Disk with a Damaged File System

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Yoga 2 11 (Lenovo) Serial Number: YB******** Machine Type Model: 80CX59445810
Motherboard crashed and I need to get the data off the hard drive.  However, Lenovo apparently uses some proprietary connection that no repair service can connect to.  It does not just plug into normal hard drive interface devices.  How can I get all of my data from this hard drive??
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.

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Can i recover my data after full format the hard disk on windows 7?

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i have a scSi disk 36.4GB, i lost information from it and tried to recover with other recovery softwares to no avail finally i got winhex & got the professional licence.

i can now be able to see all the information on the 1 whole NTFS partition, but the problem is that i can't be able to recover it.
when ever i open the logical drive i can see all the information and most of the information is stack up in a "free space" which is around 33gb which i can be able to see has all the information that i need.
i have tried to recover the free space but its only copied to the location that i specify and no recoveries are made.
recovering the files by type/ name has bore no fruits.

a freind told me i have to curve out that area and use data extractors to get the information out of that area (freee space).

the information in that drive are sql data bases and zip files. whats the header for sql.

what techniques do i use to curve out that space and be abele to extract the information, for i can even read the information in text format.

which are the data extractors available in the market

kindly assist its quite urgent i get this information out

A:data extractors / sql header [Hard Drive data recovery]

I don't know where this thread properly belongs -- but I suspect the question may be too esoteric for most here.

Since it involves data recovery from a hard drive I'm going to move it to Hardware, I think "all other software" is not likely to have anyone with this type of experience.

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Dear Friends.
Hope this finds you well!
I'm not certain this is in the best forum, but it is a Windows 7 computer
I was trying to do another sets of DVD's from existing MP4 files from a SanDisk Ultra 32GB card. These would then be used with DVD Flick and ImgBurn to make the DVD's. The first(2) DVD's worked well but somehow a few of the files were not copied entirely. So, I was redoing these again to make certain I had ALL the files for the next (2) DVD's.
These are files my older brother entrusted to me for me to convert them to a DVD format. They are files of his daughters nearly entire basketball season [frames] of about 70 files and were sentimental to him and his daughter.
I feel personally responsible to correct this if it is at all possible!? It could get ugly
It was an honest error on my part as I mistakenly deleted what was titled Video 100 on the SanDisk which contained all these MP4 files. I didn't realize I was removing them from the SanDisk. I'm hoping there is a free date recovery app I could use for this one application so that an expensive license would not be required!?
Thank You in advance for your care, compassion and cooperation. I'm stuck in the mud...
Very Truly Yours,
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3983 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Ch... Read more

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Minitool Power Data Recovery or Runtime Get Data Back, which
one would you choose or which one did you choose? I want to purchase a serious data recovery program for personal business use.

A:Minitool Power Data Recovery or Runtime Get Data Back, which

you can try the trial of both products which give you a taste of what the programme is like  

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I booted up my Win 7 computer today and ChkDsk said my Ex HDD may have been corrupted and proceeded to delete some files. Those were some very important files - how can I get them back? (Video and Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 files)

I prefer free methods on this - I know I can buy software to do this, but I currently don't have the money. Or a very cheap method, if nothing else.

It's ironic that today was the day I was going to back up this drive.

Please help!

A:External HDD data recovery - Chkdsk erased some data!!

"How To Recover CHK Files Created by CHKDSK and SCANDISK ? Raymond.CC Blog"
How To Recover CHK Files Created by CHKDSK and SCANDISK

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(BTW if this is in the wrong forum then please tell me and then move as appropriate. Thanks.)

Yesterday I was trying to put my Packard Bell iMedia 1601 running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 to sleep and I got a blue screen with the following error codes:

STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x835C7A98, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000)

Following that, I could not boot in any mode further than the Microsoft Windows XP loading screen, at which point the same blue screen was displayed.

Today I decided to go ahead with a Packard Bell Partial Recovery, which allows you to retain your data. At first the System Restore (on the first screen) and Partial Recovery (on the second screen) options were greyed out, and then System Restore randomly became available, so I tried that, got an error message, clicked "OK" the first time and closed it the second time and both times it restarted. Then Partial Recovery was suddenly available.

So I went ahead with that and when it came to the screen where it asked me what user I wanted to retain the only option was "No Profile". Thinking that my data would still be in the place the instructions said it would be (C:\documents and settings\[Chosen user name]) I went ahead with "No Profile". The recovery ran and the computer restarted, and Windows started up again as if it was the first time I'd ran the computer. So I created the two user accounts that had previously existed and then logged in with mine. A... Read more

A:Data recovery following Packard Bell partial recovery

clarification - does your documents and settings folder only shows your new accounts?

do you have two window folders? Try a windows search for your old profile folder and see what it comes up with.

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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the screen...by the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% formatted...so i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover it...my friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks


A:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Closing duplicate, please reply here:



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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the screen...by the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% formatted...so i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover it...my friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks


A:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Don't know of any freeware ...
But I know someone who has recovered all of his data from a formatted drive using ..

I know he tried some others ... but this one worked.

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I have been using a Kingston 1gb data traveler to store work however as I was saving my word document to go home Word 2007 crashed and restarted itself, it did not however bring up any autorecover options. I therefore thought everything was ok and pulled out the USB. When I tried to plug this in again it says 'USB device not recognized' This device may have malfunctioned etc. It then proceeds to install the USB as an unknown device and appear like this in the device manager.

I desperately need to recover this data, I was designing a website and had 25 pages of text on the USB stick.

What I've Tried

Plugging the USB in another machine. This bought up exactly the same error

Downloading a Data Doctor Recovery Pen Drive tool. This however did not recognise a USB as being in the system and thus did not work.

Is there anything I can do to rescue this data?

P.s. I use Vista 32-bit Business.

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I have a 300gb Maxtor Drive partitioned into 4 drives...the OS on the hd was Windows Vista...While i was reinstalling XP i accidently formatted the whole drive because it didnt show the rest of the partitions on the screen...by the time i realized what i just did it was already 5% formatted...so i decided to stop it by turning off my computer...

i was wondering if the data (music, files, pictures, etc etc) is still recoverable...if so, what are the necessary steps that i should take to recover it...my friend sent me OnTrack 6.3 EasyRecovery Pro and i went out and bought Search and Recover 4...should i do a clean format on the drive and then run a data recovery software or should i run the software with the drive being 5% formatted...

if someone can lead me in the right direction i would greatly appreciate it...thanks


A:Data Recovery Lost Data from format

Please do not post duplicates. With patience, you should get a reply to your post within 24 hours.

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Hiya... I managed to lose one of my HDD's with all my multimedia on it and have been trying unsuccessfully to regain it with PCINSPECTOR.The HDD ISNT where my windows is installed and has become corrupted; something happened with the partition and it went kablooey.The problem i seem to be having with PCINSPECTOR is that it comes up with; for example "Cluster386.MP3" and it doesn't work. Is it something wrong with how im using PCI or something like that. I scan for drives...Choose "NONAME on FIXED DISK 2", scan for logical drives... and withing the first ten seconds it comes up with two partitions... Choosing the second one i get these files and the first one nothing. Scanning them for FAT. So basically am i using "PCI FR" properly am i doing something wrong and/or, is there a cheap, better alternative with results?Patch.Sorry guys bt i managed to fix this with the use of a different program... Awesome program I'm gonna plug it now "R Studio," well worth the investment... My Multimedia was worth the $80 odd...

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I have had this problem many times before, when i hook up xbox and play xbox live our internet connection gets messed up and doesnt work. I set a restore point before i played the last time and when the internet stopped working i restored it to the point and it started working again on our main computer where the router is, but my computer in my room which is wireless is not working anymore. I formatted my hard drive on that computer hoping that it would fix the problem but it didnt. I have tried to get it working and have had no luck. The connection says that it is good but the internet does not work at all. It says "Cannot Find Server" when i try to get on internet explorer. The main computer is sending information but mine is not receiving the info.

Help me please

A:Main Computer Sending data but wireless computer not receiving data or internet

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

I have some video files that helped me....wmv
thet are about 29mb's.
you are welcome to them..I just need a place to Upload them to...

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Hi all, i am requesting some technical assitance in solving this issue.

i have a hard disk that has been recently affected by [email protected] virus and all the .doc and xls files have been reduced to 1kb irispective of their initial sizes and when you open the files you get this error; DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5]

I would like to recover the affected files to their original state, i have searched the internet over and no one seems to have the solution documented

currently i am trying to download QuickView Plus (Version 8), i have tried all aplications i can come across, including recover my files, winhex, get data back for ntfs, and r-studio.

i am honestly intrested in documenting the solution to this problem, and am intrested in suggestins on the best way to approach this

looking forward to your favourable reply.


A:DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5] Data Recovery

You will most likely need to restore those files from a backup. But don't do anything until you've made sure the virus is gone. Don't want to reinfect the files.

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I have a larged data drive that failed a disk check. It stalls when starting stage two (I belive that is the verification of indexing). I have been able to back-up all of the folders except for a large folder of raw video. The PC locks up when I attempt to access/copy this folder (it appears to be part of the problem). I want to make an attempt to recover this data before reformatting the drive.

The check disk fails both at start up or if I run from the desktop both in regular and safe mode. Does anyone have tips for recoverying this data?

A:Data Recovery of data drive

You could try using a 98 boot disk and then run ntfsdos from there to access the ntfs partitions. Then try an xcopy of that file to another drive.

Another method could be to use Winrar to create a multipart archive and store it on another drive. This might chunk it up enuff.

Or boot to recovery console from the CD and then run chkdsk /r which marks any sectors that are corrupt as bad so they will not be used again, even after format. All take some time, but they are readily availalble fixes.

Alternatively, you could create an image of the drive and save that somewhere else, then run your drive manufacturers disk utility to check integrity of the disk.

Hope this helps

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8183 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 919 GB (245 GB Free); D: 11 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: FOXCONN, ALOE
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Background: A family member got mad and deleted all of my creative projects, then deleted them from Recycle Bin. (I caught them in the act, they are now penitent, and I'm going to change the computer's password to avoid future mishaps.) The hardest files for me to reproduce would be the dozens of psd files (Photoshop) into which I've sunk hundreds if not thousands of hours.

I've done nothing on the computer since then, except to sleep it, then turn it back on (after a power outage while it was asleep), plug in a flash drive with Recuva's portable version (recommended to me by a friend, this is my first time ever using it), and run it from the flash drive.

After deep scanning, Recuva finds the the files, but for the four psd files I most want to recover, Recuva notes, "The file's data could not be found on the disk."

Not only is this upsetting, it's also mystifying, given that I've done nothing else on the computer since the deletion.

My google fu (which admittedly is weak) turned up vague possibilities abo... Read more

A:Recuva Data Recovery: "file's data could not be found..."

OK, the ability to recover any data is inversely proportional to operating the system. The longer the system is ON, the less chance you have of recovering data.

The very first thing to do is STOP using the system. Pull the hard drive out and connect it to a working system. Now run data recovery software. I would use multiple programs; recuva is just one of them. What one finds, the other may or may not find. If you do not have another system, you can boot your system with a linux live usb. At least windows would not be writing to the disk in question.

Hopefully this can be a lesson. Data you do not have multiple copies of is data you do not care about and you should expect to lose said data. Drives fail, accidents happen. With a current backup, it is a non-event.
Personally I make four copies of important data; two on internal drives, a third on a NAS, and a fourth on an external that is stored in a safe. Maybe overkill however it only takes once loosing important data to make you paranoid about backups.

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I?m looking for a Data Recovery company [not a Data Software company] to recover data on my drive that will not spin. Want to spend less than $1000. Please advise.


A:Recommend Data Recovery Company not Data Software Company

Best Data Recovery Company

I have visited many data recovery websites and evaluated their product.

But my experience with one data recovery is almost excellent.

Nucleus Data Recovery, the leading data recovery company having biggest range of professional data recovery software.

Their support is also excellent you drop a email for any help they will respond within 5 minutes.

To recover your data try Kernel Recovery for FAT+NTFS.

The DEMO allows you to preview the recoverable contents and you can check whether the file is recovered correctly or not by double clicking on it.

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Hi i just burned a few games to disk (700meg) it all looked fine so i deleted the games from the recycle bin, then on rechecking the disk i have discovered that the disk now has 7 songs on it each at 44kb although the disk properties say it has 700meg on it so they are there somewhere is there anyway to get the files back either from the recycle bin or the disk ihave win98se thanks in advance ps i only deleted them 5 mins ago and i have not done anything else yet if that helps?

A:data recovery?

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my maxtor 120gb slave drive just crapped out on me. i used it mostly for music.. i had probably about 30,000 songs on it, all organized and perfect. and bam, crash.

does anyone know of some good data recovery places, or how much they cost?
i'm trying to decide if i want to just send it in and get it fixed, or if i want to restart the collection.

any help/input would be appreciated.

A:anyone know anything about data recovery?

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My power supply on my old comp died, so it was time to upgrade computers, I went from running windows XP to windows 7 now. I saved my old "previously upgraded" 320g wd internal drive to recover the data to my new machine. I got an external drive enclosure, installed everything but windows is telling me I dont have "access" to the drive. Any help? When I go into disk management, it sees the drive but it's not initialized, nor will it let me initialize it when I try.


A:data recovery

Is that external connected via a controller card? Is the driver for that controller installed?

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My son had a "missing init.exe error" and tried to solve the problem. The last thing he did was start the destructive recovery process. He did not have the recovery disks and only got as far as backing up the files. This missining init.exe did not let him get through xp start up and I need to get his data off this disk. What is the best way to dod this? Thanks for your help! gogoavgirl

A:data recovery help

Hi gogoagirl, Welcome to TSF!

You have not mentioned whether the problem is with a desktop PC or a laptop; so for the moment we will guess that it is a desktop PC.
The best way to recover data from a suspect 'dead' or corrupt HDD is to 'slave' it inside another PC.
To do this, you will need to physically remove the HDD; change the jumper pins to 'Slave'; install it in the other PC, and you should then be able to access the data.
One piece of advice:...DO NOT attempt to transfer any of the Operating System (Windows?) files.
Once you have retrieved the data thats needed, replace the HDD back into its own PC and format it and prepare it for a reinstallation of Windows?.
What Brand of computer is this?...Different manufacturers have different methods for carrying out a format/installation..please advise us so that we can assist you further.

Kind Regards,

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