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This window keeps popping up every 5 minutes even though I have clicked on the "DONT ASK ABOUT THIS PROBLEM AGAIN (NOT RECOMMENDED)" option.


It can't be the hard drive surely, the laptop isn't old enough surely? Nor had a lot of use!






Operating system:Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Service Pack 1

System root: C:\Windows

Available physical memory: 3835 MB

CPU: AMD Phenom II N660 Dual-Core Processor

Drive Info:

C: 465.66 GB

Internet Explorer: 11.0

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According to this pop-up message, it seems your hard disk has bad sector or other problems.

You can try this way to fix this problem.

Right click drive C--> Properties-->Tools-->Error-checking-->Check now, check Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. Start it.


If you still get this message, click Show details, and send to us.

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If you cannot remove DOS/Rovnix.V by xilolee's suggestion, you can try others suggestion from Internet.

Manual remove:

1. How to stop Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V processes:
   1). Click the Start menu, select Run.
   2). Type taskmgr.exe into the the Run command box, and click “OK.” You can also launch the Task Manager by pressing keys CTRL + Shift + ESC.
   3). Click Processes tab, and find Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V related processes.
   4). Once you’ve found the Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V related processes, right-click them and select “End Process” to kill Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V related process.
2. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
   1). Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
   2). Locate Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it.
3. Detect and delete Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V associated files listed below:
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\[random].exe
%System Root%\Samples
%User Profile%\Local Settings\Temp
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V
%Program Files%\Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V
%Program Files%\Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V
C:\ProgramData\[random numbers]\
4. How to delete Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V files in Windows XP/Vista/7:
   1). Click your Windows Start menu, then click “Search.”
   2). A pop up will ask, “What do you want to search for?” Click “All files and folders.”
   3). Type a Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V file in the search box, and select “Local Hard Drives.”
   4). Click “Search.” Once the Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V file is found, delete it.
5. Open the Registry Editor, search and delete these Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V Registry Entries:
    Before you remove registry items, please create a registry backup. You can run Wise Registry Cleaner to backup registry.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ’0′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = ’0′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore “DisableSR ” = ’1′
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ekrn.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “3948550101″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “xas”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V
Please, be informed that manual removal of Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V virus is a cumbersome procedure and does not always ensure complete deletion of the Virus: DOS/Rovnix.V, since some files might be hidden or may automatically reanimate themselves later.
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Well, you can fix the “Windows detected a hard disk problem” by running the chkdsk command. To do so, try out these steps:

·         At first, press “Win + R” together to open Run box

·         Then, type cmd >> hit Enter to open Command Prompt.

·         Now, type chkdsk C: /f /r /x & hit the Enter.

To know more effective ways, refer to http://www.rescuedigitalmedia.com/fix-windows-detected-a-hard-disk-problem

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