posted on Nov, 15 2007 @ 07:55 PM
Not to be the nay-sayer, but how do you know you were hacked? From your description it sounds more like corrupt files, which will often become
un-openable, and sometimes unable to be seen at all. Was it on an external drive? Did the drive become corrupt? Prior to this did your computer run
a check disk? Sometimes if it finds corrupt files and erases them.
Most "hackers" won't just mess with a random dude they find on the internet. Usually they attack larger networks and/or companies. And if they do
hack individual users they more often steal credit card info and bank account numbers. If they don't find that they'll move on to someone else.
Think about it. Why would someone spend the time, effort and money hacking someone not to get anything in return?
I'm betting on a corrupt drive or drive sector.
Do this, run a backup to and external drive or DVD, then run a disk defrag, then run a check disk. I'm betting you'll find many bad sectors.