Any ideas what has happened to my PC? Most but oddly not all of my word files have been corrupted to appear as a block of 'y's like this: ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ. Also almost all (but again not all) photos are also inaccessible. XP back up point is also inaccessible.
I use XP pro without SP2 yet. I also have updated anti virus softweare from Panda & AVG plus firwall from Zone Alarm plus anti spy and ad ware programs. So what caused this?
Hi corkdork; not a nice situation :-(. Have you tried an in depth system file check? My Computor>right click drive>Properties>Tools>Error-Checking>Check Now>tick both boxes and follow restart instructions. Hope this helps.