RE: [NTO] virus?
- Why don't you use a boot disk then run a scan from there? If he had
something like Norton or McAfee on it, you can use command lines.
You could also use a cross connect cable and scan it from your own system.
Frankly, I think you're hooked on the idea of a virus, when it's probably a
driver as Paul suggests. I'd go with the Safe Mode thing, too. Check for
games you can delete, temp files, etc. You can also scan while in Safe Mode
just to satisfy your virus needs.
From: Ed Brown [mailto:ebrown27@...]
Sent: 21 June, 2004 11.43
Subject: Re: [NTO] virus?
They let the virus get too much of a toe hold. Nothing works. I am trying
to restore the disk now but it does not look like it is going to restore.
Mayhave to have a new hard drive in the end.
>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.