local disk e and f not detected on my pc

March 18, 2011 at 12:18:29
Specs: Windows XP
i had three local drives C and E and F. kids tried to down load their staff in E, the computer responded by saying cannot respond and it is shutting down. how can I recover the the local disks that were once seen in my computer?

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March 18, 2011 at 13:35:00
You should also be running your antivirus and spyware programs. Odd are you are infected and that is why these drive letters have gone missing.

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March 18, 2011 at 14:43:37
That sounds like symptoms of crap installed when you visit a contaminated web site that was placed there by the makers of "rogue" anti-malware software. That crap sometimes makes it appear some of the local drives have disappeared.

Download and Run Malwarebytes

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starting at

"Malwarebytes will get often get rid of malware that won't allow other anti-malware installation programs, or other anti-malware programs, to run normally."

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