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Old 05-06-2006, 02:57 PM   #1
The Fifth Horseman
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OK, so yesterday I had to use the Rollback feature of Win Xp. Because I was already getting tired from 6+ hours of messing with my machine, I didn't unplug my data storage drives.

Bad move.

After the rollback, I found that half of the files in my mouse driver directory have vanished. OK, so I unpacked the stored archive with them and installed the thing.

That done, I went and tried to fire up Bloodrayne for a moment.
And then I went, like...

WAAAAAH!

Fortunately, I had a DVD with some recovery software and with help of one called something like "Paragon File Inspector", I managed to recover - it seems - all of the deleted files. Plus a bunch of files deleted earlier, as a most unwelcome bonus. :angry:

One problem: all have lost their names. :wallbash:

4 hours of work later, 3 of which included heavy swearing (and it would continue if my dictionary didn't run out; after that I just settled for "Bill Gates is Antichrist" ), I managed to identify most of the stuff.

Right now I am downloading the install of DosBox 0.65 and Abandonia's copies of Flashback and Pinball Illusions (happens that the current copies of both are the ones I uploaded - exactly the same stuff I had on my PC)

After a calm analysis of the facts, it looks like the rollback didn't destroy all executable files, either. Why it left most of them untouched is beyond me, but at least I don't have to worry about recovering them. It also seemed to go exclusively after executables, config files and DLLs.

After all that stress, I am still not quite sure whether this was simply a bug in the System Rollback or indeed a malicious virus of some sort.

What can you tell me about that? Did you have any similar experiences?
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