Has anyone seen this behavior?
Posted on 2004-10-27
I apologize if this is in the wrong place, but it's a bit of a strange situation.
My boss was complaining that his computer was "sick" so I asked him to bring it in and I'd look at it. I am no technology ninja like many of you, but I know my way around.
All of his desktop shortcuts had become generic shortcut icons which toild me the file they pointed at wasn't where it was supposed to be.
I opened up My Computer and double clicked his C drive. He's running Windows XP Home version. The windows folder was all but empty. It included a temp folder and the helpfile for winzip. HOWEVER! There was a WINNT folder present, and it appeared to me that all of his XP files had somehow gotten into there.
I was pretty sure there wasn't a virus pulling a stunt like that, but I'd like a confirmation. My guess is one of his kids got into the machine and messed things up, but if there's a virus or some other oddity out there that any of you know about that causes this behavior, it's worth the 500 pts.
Thanks for your help.
Go Red Sox.