5589Re: [NTO] virus?
- Jun 22, 2004
>Ed,The correct command would be "fdisk /mbr" at the command prompt to
>Will the computer boot to DOS?
>If so, one thing you might try, since you can't do much more damage than
>is already done, is, boot to DOS, type at the C:\... prompt,
>format c: /mbr
restore this. This is non-destructive to the operating system.
>Mbr is, Main Boot Record.MBR is the "Master Boot Record"
> It should clean all data, including anyFrom all that I have read so far (I would have replied earlier but was
>virus, from the MBR allowing you to, at least, boot into Windows.
sick) I would proceed next by simply downloading one of the
manufacturer's utilities to diagnose the drive. If it's a Maxtor, hit
their web site and download their diagnostics disk. Same with Seagate
or WD. This will help determine if the drive is bad and can even
low-level format it back to factory specs, if need be. Please give this
a shot and post back with your results.
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