Windows Vista - Delayed Write Failure VIRUS??

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October 27, 2011 at 14:29:24
Specs: Windows Vista, Pentium Dual core / 2.0 ghz, 667 mhz, 1mb L2 cache
Last night my girlfriend was downloading some music from a site we utilize quite often. As she was moving from website to website, firefox shut down, and the computer started saying it was having a "delayed write failure" and the RAM was low.

Now it says there is no data on the D: or data drive although it's showing that 2/3rds of the data drives GB's are being used.

It seems like this is some sort of virus blocking access to the internal hard drive.

ANY Help?? Not a computer genius but I can follow direction or a walk through.. just clueless on what is going on here.

It also says when I tried restarting in safe mode and doing a system restore that "there are no restore points."

I've ran security essentials, which did come up with 5 things (like a trojan), which were removed. But the data drive still appears to not be accessible.

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October 27, 2011 at 15:22:05
Any time you visit these stolen data sites you run the risk that your computer has more than a simple virus.

Reload the computer from OEM sources and stop going to these crooked places.

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October 27, 2011 at 16:14:52
Stolen data? Crooked places?

And to think I was happy when I saw I had a response to this. I didn't think I had to explain the FULL story of what happened. We were on a well respected website, downloading FREE music provided by said blog, of artists who are GIVING THEIR SELF PRODUCED MUSIC away for free to promote themselves. Essentially, THAT has nothing to do with the problem.

I would definitely appreciate an answer on how this can be resolved and if the info on the data drive is still there or not?

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October 27, 2011 at 17:08:39
start by going to a command prompt as administrator
go to d:
type chkdsk /f and answer yes to the question.
check disk will run on d: to check for disk/file corruption.

Once complete download the free version of avast! antivirus and update then run it.

Report back what chkdsk finds.

security essentials imo is crap. I have found too much stuff it missed.

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October 30, 2011 at 09:03:46
Ditto. This same thing just happened to me. No fix yet.

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