RE: [NTO] virus?
- Something's weird with that.
If track 0 is corrupt, there's no way you should be able to get to the W98
You also might consider formatting from A: vs. >>go(ing) to C:<< since you
frequently can't be on the drive you're reformatting.
If your nephew works on computers, why is he (evidently) so lax about virus
Actually just a rhetorical question. I don't care. I can tell you, though,
he'd not be someone I'd hire for a business environment if reformatting is
From: Ed Brown [mailto:ebrown27@...]
Sent: 21 June, 2004 13.58
Subject: Re: [NTO] virus?
I have used a boot disk. That is the first thing you should do. I get into
the A drive and go to C and format and it says track 0 corrupted cannot
>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.