After 32 years working with computers, I have had it. I am at the end of my rope.
I would make more money flipping burgers, with a helluva lot less stress. I can’t even fix my own damn computer, and guys with BA’s in computer science are working for pennies on Craigslist.
I finally seemed to have cleared my computer of various viruses, and upon inspecting my D: drive, I noticed a bunch of directories that I certainly did not create, with long directory names of random looking letters and numbers. I could not delete them by any means. Ok, so I transferred all my data back to C: drive, and tried to format D:. No dice. So, I figured I would just nuke the drive, delete the partition, and start over. No dice. Not allowed under Windoze. So, OK, I booted a linux CD with Dparted and nuked it from there. No problem. Until I tried to reboot. After the message:
Verifying DMI Pool Data…
It just sits there. Back in Dparted, I can still see the partition, with data in it even. So I boot into XP install disk, and run fixmbr. No dice. Partition is still visible with data in Dparted, but won’t boot.
I do a lot of things with computers, PHP, 3d animation, etc. But I give the fuck up. I just redid the goddamn system a month or so ago, and it gets infested right away again. As I stated, I have benn working with computers for 32 years. My first computer was a Super Elf. I have run large Novell and NT networks, I am a greybeard who has been here since the earth cooled, and I have never seen anything like this. I am sick and tired of it, it isn’t worth it anymore.
I prescribe an Islamic punishment for authors of viri. Bury your sorry ass up to the waist, and let anyone who has suffered an infection hurl a stone.
So, rant over, any advice? It takes me a couple of weeks to get my system back to where it needs to be to do productive work, and it seems after a couple of weeks, it is infested again. Why the fuck bother? Is there any chance I can get this damn thing to boot again? If so, how?