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Update wipes out hard drive

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  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
March 5, 2011 4:44:05 PM

Last night I switch over to the HD that W7 is on. It has windows updates ready to install. I have it set to notify. I clk OK and walk away. BIG mistake.
I check it and there is a screen, not a window, the whole screen is black and running through commands of DEL.... I didn't write the whole line down. Just didn't know what to do. I couldn't get out of the screen. I hit restart. I didn't know what I had on my hands. A virus? It starts up fine (W7). But I get a message that chk dsk and so-so didn't finish. So I figure if its a virus I have to format anyway. I let it go through the motions. It deleted some files, it recovered some files, and in the end gave a screen with all the data about what it did, just like chk dsk and error chking does. Looked real.
W7 loads fine so I figure it was OK.
Today I start up the other HD with XP on it and I get two reeor messages saying that it can't find a couple .DLL's. ODBC32.DLL and MSGINA.DLL.
I figure I can down load these and stick them back in. I start up W7 and can see the drive that XP is on, go to the system folder and there is no files in it.
I'm pretty sure that a system folder that is empty is going to be a problem

And that was the only thing I did when I started W7.
And that is about where I am at right now. Sorry so long of a post.
ANY ideas of what happened? Or what to do?

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March 10, 2011 12:07:43 AM

no ones replied so i guess i will, im not much of an expert but i would suggest running a registry repair tool like free window registry repair n see if that fixes anything.
March 13, 2011 9:41:18 AM

For sure virus. Use several anti viruses to scan your computer (install only one antivirus at a time). See my other post about scanning with several antiviruses. I hope won't be banned because I provide the some solution to several posts. :)