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Earlier today my computer started having major issues (i'm on a laptop)

I booted it out of standby and logged in to find a black screen, eventually i got to the assumption it had frozen and wound up hard-reset-ing it, When i booted it back up somethings were definitely screwy, Such as the fact that when i opened chrome my settings were corrupt, It complained about teamveiwer's settings being corrupt, This SOUNDS like something a virus or malware could do, But right now all i can seem to do is run checkdisk (I'm gong to sys restore if i can after that), i can see it also being my stupidity in hard-reseting it on that black screen corrupting files, that's why you're not supposed to hard reset computers...

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You're correct in that a hard reset should always be a last resort.  Microsoft may have been installing updates which could really mess up the computer if it was hard reset in the middle of an update.

 

If you can get into Safe Mode see if you can do a System Restore to yesterday or the day before.

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You're correct in that a hard reset should always be a last resort.  Microsoft may have been installing updates which could really mess up the computer if it was hard reset in the middle of an update.

 

If you can get into Safe Mode see if you can do a System Restore to yesterday or the day before.

 

Mhm, there's a restore point for new years (Thank god)

but checkdisk takes ages with my drive size, so it's a matter of time

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No problem.  Just an FYI that normally one would only need to run a normal disk check.  The full disk check would be for a system that has not ran one for a long time or is experiencing bad sectors, but in that case replacing the drive would be in order if getting those type of errors over again.

 

CHKDSK C: /F

VS

CHKDSK C: /R

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No problem.  Just an FYI that normally one would only need to run a normal disk check.  The full disk check would be for a system that has not ran one for a long time or is experiencing bad sectors, but in that case replacing the drive would be in order if getting those type of errors over again.

 

CHKDSK C: /F

VS

CHKDSK C: /R

Eh crap i only know how to run the one kind, it's at 12% after all this time and i dont think they're abortable midway through

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UPDATE: All seems to be well barring a few minor issues that *Always* Arise when you system restore, I'm still a little worried this might be some kind of malware's work (Is there a blanket term for files dangerous to your computer? I hear virus, malware spyware, rootkit, Etc)

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