Hi there!... I got a virus on my computer which converts the files to some other unknown format... the ICON shows something like a "ZIP" file.. its a well known virus i guess... though i can't describe it fully.. i guess u can identify what i am referring to..
now my problem is.. when i tried starting my PC... i showed "THAYET MYO HACKING DAY!!!" flying across the screen...... now when i restarted my PC... i got a msg saying somethin' like "hal.dll file is missing or corrupted"... i repaired it... and when i reopened into my windows i found one of my drive with many files missing (got deleted by the virus) most of them were jpeg, exe, etc... only lefties on the drive were the folders... I rebooted my PC with a fresh copy of XP... SP2
now my problem is... can I recover my very very useful files (pictures) which got deleted by the virus?... i used RECUVA.. but it showed most of the files are damaged and I couldn't recover those..
can you please give me one solution on how to get back the pictures..intact??.. is there any free program that i can use to recover my very very useful project pictures??... please give me one solution... it'd be very very helpful!..
From what i understand you reinstalled windows xp w/ sp2, well in that case your chances went from okay to very slim in recovering your data. Before the data is overwritten, it can be recovered, once its overwritten which it probably has been by reinstalling xp, then it cant be recovered i am pretty sure.
Edit: Just skimmed the post didn't see you already tried Recuva... you should try WinHex though
Edit2: If you do recover them you should start using Dropbox it will back up your important stuff like that on the fly and keeps revisions for so many days also you shouldn't post your email like that spammers will get a hold of it.... edit and remove it imo
Hoping that the virus is removed from your drive, Try running a photo recovery software. If the actual file data was not completely over written by to the virus or the virus removal, You should be able to recover your pictures. Adroit Photo Recovery did a good job for me! - http://digital-assembly.com/products/adroit-photo-recov...