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C drive corrupt?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by kimberly1965, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. kimberly1965

    kimberly1965 Thread Starter

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    I have went over and over the FAQ's on here looking for an answer and I cannot find one.
    My problem is that for some reason, the last few weeks, everytime I reboot the computer, it says "Checking File system on C: Type of file is NTFS, disks need to be checked for consistancy, CHKDSK is verifying files.
    It shows I have no corrupt files, but why does it keep doing this everytime now?
    Also when I am playing my sims 2 games, it ususally goes to a blue screen and then says something about dumping physical memory? what does that mean?
    is it all related?
    If i do have a corrupt file, how do i find out where and what it is.
    I will get rid of it, if its something dumb. I am sure I have
    lots of dumb stuff on here that I don't really need.
    thanks for any help in advance!
    Kim
     
  2. Elvandil

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    A blue screen always means that the file system has been corrupyed, so chkdsk should run after that.

    You need to solve the blue screen problem first. Have you tried updating your graphics driver?
     
  3. kimberly1965

    kimberly1965 Thread Starter

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    I did a year or so ago, when i started getting into the Sims games
    i would have flashing walls, so i took my computer to the shop
    and told them to upgrade it, so the walls stop flashing,
    but then later, it started crashing.
    but honestly, I do not even know
    what kind of graphics driver I have,
    how to find out, or which one I should have or need.
    I am not that intelligent when it comes to computers.
    sorry, can you help me?
     
  4. kimberly1965

    kimberly1965 Thread Starter

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    oh, and another thing,
    I can't do a system restore, it says
    i have errors on my disk or something,
    so i let it do something and then I reboot and
    nothing happens.
    I think i let it check it for errors...
    but I don't know why I can't do a system restore.
     
  5. vicks

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    You can find out what you need by d/l and running the small free program
    www.belarc.com. This will tell you everything on your computer, including license numbers etc. Then you will know what graphics card you have and can get the drivers needed for it. One place would be the mfg of the card, or www.driverguide.com. This too is a free program, you must register to use it though.
    Vicks
     
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  7. kimberly1965

    kimberly1965 Thread Starter

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    i did that,
    it says i have 0 corrupted files?
    but I can't defrag, I can't do a system restore
    and when I try to do restore it says
    i can't do it because the c drive is in use??
    it says it will do it on next reboot,
    but i still can't do a system restore or defrag..
    what in the world is going on?
     
  8. kimberly1965

    kimberly1965 Thread Starter

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    ohh and something else,
    all my c files are now in blue?
    when i try to do the stuff on the microsoft website,
    i download it, and it pops up and goes away,
    this is soooo weird
     
  9. DoubleHelix

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    If every file on your hard drive is now blue, that means the entire drive has been compressed. If you didn't take any action to do this, something nasty is running on your computer. At this point I'd recommend a malware check. Go to the malware forum here, and follow the instructions to post a HijackThis log.
     
  10. kimberly1965

    kimberly1965 Thread Starter

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    I ran a hijack and i think i am copying and pasting this right:
    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 10:49:28 AM, on 10/13/2008
    Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
    C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
    C:\Program Files\ICQ6\ICQ.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9f.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://v11.www.msn.com/defaulta.aspx
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - - (no file)
    O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [23C3F5C0] c:\users\kim\docume~1\speedu~1.exe /m="C:\Users\Kim\DOCUME~1\SPEEDU~1.EXE" /k=""
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ICQ] "C:\Program Files\ICQ6\ICQ.exe" silent
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\PROGRA~1\Java\JRE16~1.0_0\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\PROGRA~1\Java\JRE16~1.0_0\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: ICQ6 - {E59EB121-F339-4851-A3BA-FE49C35617C2} - C:\Program Files\ICQ6\ICQ.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ6 - {E59EB121-F339-4851-A3BA-FE49C35617C2} - C:\Program Files\ICQ6\ICQ.exe
    O13 - Gopher Prefix:
    O15 - Trusted Zone: *.download.com
    O16 - DPF: {149E45D8-163E-4189-86FC-45022AB2B6C9} (SpinTop DRM Control) - file:///C:/Program%20Files/Jane's%20Realty/Images/stg_drm.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {1D082E71-DF20-4AAF-863B-596428C49874} (TPIR Control) - http://www.worldwinner.com/games/v50/tpir/tpir.cab
    O16 - DPF: {CC450D71-CC90-424C-8638-1F2DBAC87A54} (ArmHelper Control) - file:///C:/Program%20Files/The%2080s%20Game/Images/armhelper.ocx
    O23 - Service: lxda_device - - C:\Windows\system32\lxdacoms.exe

    --
    End of file - 3651 bytes
     
  11. kimberly1965

    kimberly1965 Thread Starter

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    The malware thing has been running for almost seven hours and i still shows i have no infected objects.
    I ran a virus scan and it said I didn't have a virus.
    oh, i think i did compress my files yesterday, someone told me to do it,
    so i did.
     
  12. DoubleHelix

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    That definitely isn't going to help the performance of your computer. Since Windows sometimes compresses files and folders, I don't know what to tell you about undoing what you did. Maybe someone else will have an idea.

    I also requested that your HijackThis post be moved to the correct forum. Only people trained to evaluate the logs can offer advice, and they don't always read every forum.
     
  13. kimberly1965

    kimberly1965 Thread Starter

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    i don't know where they hijack forum is,
    I posted it because someone asked me to,
    I am so confused, I don't think anyone can help me.
    the malware scan took 26 hours, and it said that
    i had nothing infected.
    all my c files are now blue,
    I can't do a system restore or defrag,
    I don't know why. A friend suggested I reformat my computer?
    is that a good idea? I guess I can find out how to do that on here right?
    I have windows vista.
    I feel so computer stupid.
     
  14. Elvandil

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    If you compressed all your files, you may as well erase the hard drive and start over with a new installation. You'll have nothing but heartache and a slower machine.
     
  15. kimberly1965

    kimberly1965 Thread Starter

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    how do i do that?
    is there a place on here that shows me how to do that?
     
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