I'm using Kaspersky Rescue Disk v10.0.23.29. I've used it on my XP machine many times without problem.
I used it on a Vista machine. Ran the scan. No malware found.
I exited Kasp and I then selected "Restart Computer", at which point linux began to shut down, and the hard drive began grinding a little bit too much. However, after a few minutes, the machine rebooted, at which point I was presented with the lovely "BOOTMGR is missing" error.
Further investigation determined that while the partitions were still in place, almost every single damn file and folder on the hard drive was deleted, with the sole exception of the "System Volume Information" directories in each partition and the MountPointManagerRemoteDatabase files within those directories.
Unexpected and disappointing, to say the least.
Can anyone tell me what happened?