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Post by LesMitch on Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:50 pm

When I turn on my Toshiba laptop computer I get 4 critical errors that show up:

1) Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error.

2) Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data at risk.

3) Ram memory usage is critically high. Ram memory failure.

4) Hard drive not found. Missing hard drive.

HELP!!

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Re: Critical Error

Post by Dr Jay on Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:08 pm

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Critical Error

Post by LesMitch on Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:59 pm

I went to one of the forums on Malware removal and downloaded Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and followed the instructions and the computer seems to be working properly now.

Please advise what to do now.

Thanks for the help in the other forum.

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Re: Critical Error

Post by Dr Jay on Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:26 am

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Re: Critical Error

Post by Dr Jay on Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:33 pm

Still with us?

We need to know any other issues that are plaguing your computer. Kindly give a summary so we know how to continue from here.

Many of the things to note for us would be:

  • Slow computer
  • Error messages
  • Fake antivirus alerts or the icon in the system tray
  • svchost.exe running at 100%
  • System crashes or blue screen of death


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