Hi guys. I've been looking for the intro thread so I could introduce myself properly but alas no luck. Not much to say about me, I'm an amateur writer,at computers but if you want to know about things ago about, like, Japanese music and pop culture, I'm your girl!
So, here is my problem:
A few days ago my computer was operating fairly normally (for the past few days it was a bit slow), when it suddenly said my c drive was very low and I needed to run a defrag. It all looked genuine so I ran it, but it soon said there was a major problem. Very soon everything went wrong, I can't access Control Panel or a lot of things properly, and it's pretty much like having half a computer.
Right now I can access Word, image galleries, Chrome, IE, Firefox and Safari without any problem, but it gives the same 'hard drive problem' if I try anything else, even notepad.
This is what I've been getting constantly.
It also appeared that all of the items in my documents were erased, but I've found that if I open the basic programme that an item was saved in I can save the items(e.g. opening word means I can save all my word docs when I go to Open and select Move To my memory stick) but I haven't saved those documents to my x-hard because if it is a virus then I might infect the HD.
I really have no idea what it is or what to do, is it a virus or a genuine hard drive problem? What should I do?
Honestly, I don't even want to turn off my laptop because I'm not sure it'll come back on.
All suggestions are appreciated!