It's very unlikely it is NOT responsible for this. Thisis a relatively clean new build, I have an engineering degree and have been using computers since the beginning, and building them for family. I know how viruses work, and have the full protection. The program started thrashing the disk as soon as I chose the optionsI indicate, and hit ok. It's clearly programmed, whatever this portable routine is.
Im running xp x86 sp3
The drive is totaly fine, there's no "not seeing" etc., the program just went through like a buzz saw and took out whole directories as it was doing this portable thing. Deleted probably a couple of hundred directories, some had pieces left as I interrupted it before it finished.
My 1st instinct was to seewhere all this had been copied, hopefully, but on C and also on I: there was no trace. No large temp file, nothing.I though it had just related the files. But to where?
Unbelievable.CD was instaleld on C. I dont see my files there. On I, they were deleted,with bits left. Luckiy, some directories, few dozen, remained totally intact, as the process had not finished.Luck wouldhave it that my emails, receipts, scans, attachments, programs, etc were in the places that got ripped.
Anyway,very unhappy, trying to use a data recovery programhere and it's able to recover chunks, butnot all. My whole day has been spent on this, in between rubbing my eyes and pacing back and forth while the data recovery picks up my deleted files...