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EPHD (Pc Guardian) problem.  Need advice on recovering info from drive

Posted on 2009-12-23
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Okay....here is my issue.
I had a pc that became infected with a root-kit and numerous other malware and viruses.  I unencrypted the drive and began the cleaning process.  All went well until after I rebooted.  Each time I went to log in I kept getting a message that there was an issue loading the encryption program.  I decided to unistall the encryption program but it would not let me.  It gave me the message that the "drivers were still encrypted."  I set the unit aside for the day and came back to it a few days later.  I decided to run an emergency unencrypt (bad move) from a floppy and now my drive is not bootable and when viewing the drive externally from a working xp machine the folders and files show up as ascii characters.  I called Pc GUardian and was told that I'm SOL because of the double drive decypt.  Anyone experience this and know of a fix?
Question by:dlo32
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noxcho earned 2000 total points
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Forget about your data and OS. Encryption software is not written the way you could decrypt it. If one could get to it this way then the software is not worth of a penny.
Save your time and nerves, reformat the drive and start from scratch.

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