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Thread: Virus , bad hard drive or both

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    Virus, bad hard drive or both
    I am sure I have a virus on my computer all my searches with Google, yahoo and Microsoft live
    Give the correct search results but when I click on the link I am taken to the wrong websites
    mostly other spam sites. I ran AVG pro with no results.
    I even tried formatting the hard drive and installing a clean copy of XP. The XP setup runs fine until I get to the part where I press F8. It than takes me to the screen with the list of hard drives that I can install XP on. I only have 1 hard drive in the computer and the XP setup tells me that it “cannot access the drive” So I can’t even format the drive and install XP.
    I did a disk error-check in windows and it found nothing.
    Any advice would be great, Thanks!
    Last edited by matt526; 02-13-2009 at 02:34 PM.

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    Google "kill mbr" and get a DOS app that will erase the master boot record on the drive.

    Format and try the install again.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Thanks
    Any Suggestions for a DOS app

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    If you can "obtain" a Hiren boot disk there are a few on it
    Last edited by Detale; 02-13-2009 at 03:50 PM.

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    I use a "tech boot" disk that one of my co-workers used to make for us.

    A quick google search pops up something called "Active Kill Disk" that looks like it should work.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Good luck.
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    Let us know what happens

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    I will, looks like it could be a long night

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    never mind, seems like it undercontrol
    Last edited by 100%; 02-13-2009 at 07:13 PM.

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