Sunday, October 28, 2007

Still Fixing...

I had to resort to brute force.

I bought about 10 DVD-R's, burned all the essential files that my siblings and I still had on the PC - all ~20 GB of it.

And I did the unimaginable - reformatting both hard drives and doing a clean install.

My suspicion that the PC was infected by something serious, like a rootkit, was validated when I compared notes with my sister Kaye. We both experienced the sudden shutdown while connected to the Internet.

Edit: While typing this, the PC suddenly turned off. I guess a reformat and clean install has not solved the problem after all. My patience is being tested...

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