Re: [NTO] virus?
- loro wrote:
> Almost all the condensers had popped. (I'm not sure condenserLotta,
> is the correct English word. Small, fuse like cylinders,
> sitting all over the place?)
Condenser is certainly acceptable, capacitor is the term used most of
Condensers and capacitors generally are able to take and retain a charge
of either polarity, like a momentary mini-battery.
Electrolytic capacitors are usually smaller in farad value and can be
charged in single polarity direction only.
>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.