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About Boot Sector Virus

By ask_anurag ·
Hi,
I hv win98 installed on my pc.But Eek boot sector affected my system.I cleaned this boot sector virus with norton antivirus.But when i boot my system it don't boot.Then i boot my system with bootable floppy then it shows no partition defined.Then i make my harddisk as a secondary harddisk then it shows the partition.I want to know how i restore my partition back.
I would appreciate if someone provide me the solution for it.

Anurag.

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by lynbor In reply to About Boot Sector Virus

I found a great product for removing corrupt or hard to remove partitions. It's called The Wreck Disk. You can get it at http://www.wreckdisk.com. It resets a hard drive back to its factory default state with no partitions.

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by tosh74 In reply to About Boot Sector Virus

Boot off your Win98SE CD. Bring the PC up with CD Support and use the following command.

Fdisk /mbr

this will re-write your Master Boot Record.

Hope this helps

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by zlitocook In reply to About Boot Sector Virus

If fdisk/mbr dose not help, keep your drive as the second drive. Load Windows on the first good drive.Install a good antivirus like McMaffe or Symantic and scan and update it first. Then import or copy the files you need to the new drive and scan a second time. I use ad-aware and window washer to clean my system.

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by pctech In reply to About Boot Sector Virus

You MUST unplug your computer for a minimum of 30 seconds before you start up and run FDISK /mbr. This virus is memeory resident and MUST be cleared from memory before doing any repairs.
This information is from Symantec's website"
"Some systems using boot managers or multiple-OS systems that store information in the first track of the hard disk might be irreparable."
I hope this helps.

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