this user, which after 3 years has infected every new hard drive i have. what it's doing is changing permissions, and attributes to H, on all startup files. as it makes it way further into my system or external drives, it makes them appear hidden to even the os. after a fresh os install, upon rebooting to either complete the instal of software, drivers, or the like, upon reboot i wind up a system that no longer see's the hdd, which means no more pc. i've seen errors such as no os found, hdd drivers not installed. and this is right after a fresh os install.
i've got over a dozen boot discs, which ought to find and remove this plague, however it seems it is very good at hiding it self from scanners, and it appears to be in a section of the hdd that is carrying the hdd info. or perhaps it's found it's way to the bios.
either way, if i can get the permissions changed, in time, i can recover partitions/hdd's, if not, all i get is is a RAW hdd/partition error message. i've currently got several infected hdd's with a ton of homemade fonts, cursors, icons, graphics deigns.... months of work on each. i know the data is there.
i've wanted to be able unwind this whatever it is that is causing this infiltration, but to no avail.
it is very hard to form to ask for help, however after so much loss, and time invested in lerarning, and the promethean of efforts made, i see i am need of help from a person that with more insight than i have gained over the past 3 years.
i want to be able to my computer as a tool, not as thing to battle against to get working for a day or 2, only to have to begin again. after trying ever sort of scanning a-v, a-m, boot discs. i've yet to remove it from my storage drives and internal hdd's. it has also made it's way to my flash drives and corrupted them to the point where i have to use recovery s-ware. which do not recover 100% of the data.
ive also used software that lets me the entire disc, however time has prevented me thus far from learning how to understand what it is i'm seeing.
at this point, i'm desperate to get back to using my computer for creativity rather than repair. which brings me to you for help.
if i can provide you with further details of the dynamics of this intrusion, and exactly how it is effecting my system, please let me know and specific needed.
thank you in advance