Hey, Shaba. Just wanted to let you know where I am in this process - essentially, nowhere. I've tried a couple of things on my own to retrieve the document, outlined in this post at PC Pitstop:
Hello...I've just spent some time at a site receiving help to remove 2 viruses:
Once the 2nd virus was removed, I did a couple of things to tune up my computer: (a) performed an Eusing Registry Clean then (b) a Disk Clean Up. Subsequent to this activity, a 13-page document I'd been working on for weeks would not open. Upon each attempt to do so, it displays this Error Message:
'Works cannot open "C:\Documents and Settings\...The file may be in use by another application, the file format may not be supported by any of the installed converters, or the file may be corrupt."'
Well, "CORRUPT" is my guess. This document is still sitting in my folder displaying 8135 kb. I've tried rolling back the registry prior to using Eusing to no avail. I rolled back Win XP to two previous restore points with no success. I'm afraid that is all that I have in my meager arsenal to try and correct the problem.
If anyone here has a notion how to proceed to try and retrieve this document, I would be immensely grateful.
Shaba, before I managed this post, I got all caught up in the new (at least to me), bright and shiny utilites offered over there, and wouldn't you know it, crashed my computer. It froze like the Tundra, and that has never happened to me before. So, I then proceeded to uninstall all the new, bright and shinies, and all seems well...for now. There are still some recommendations for updating a few, important drivers, and I was headed that way until the crash. Now, I'm a scaredy-cat.
So, Shaba, your "problem child" remains, well (sigh), your problem child! No hits yet on my post, however, will be giving up this ghost soon.