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Boot Write!Virus Cont.(Y/N)

By terri ·
I receive this message when I am using FDISK to format an IBM 40gb HDD. What does it mean and how do I get fix the problem?

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Boot Write!Virus Cont.(Y/N)

by Ciderman In reply to Boot Write!Virus Cont.(Y/ ...

When you Fdisk you are rewriting the boot sector of the hard drive. Some Bios's have a "switch" to protect the Boot sector from being overwritten by a Virus. When you are fdisk the HD the bios thinks it is a virus like activity and issues a warning. It is safe to say "Continue" PROVIDED you are certain that the floppy disk that contains fdisk does not have virus....

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by terri In reply to Boot Write!Virus Cont.(Y/ ...

after pressing Y and rechecking the dos partion the system is unknown instead of Fat32 or NTFS format

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by terri In reply to Boot Write!Virus Cont.(Y/ ...

After rebooting to start installation of 98se from cdrom the system locks up after the oak driver installation. FDISK was ran originally from 98se cdrom. Thanks Ciderman

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by 1stladytech In reply to Boot Write!Virus Cont.(Y/ ...

It sounds like you have the virus protection turned on in the cmos settings. This will cause you problems while trying to install and load a new hdd. Go into CMOS and turn it off, you should not get the message anymore and it should not lock up during load. Best of luck,
Vickie

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by terri In reply to Boot Write!Virus Cont.(Y/ ...

Correct Vickie. But my problem layed deeper than that.Had already done this (cmos fix).PROBLEM found after flashing bios.Gigabyte is working on patch right now. Still not able to load fat32 operating systems for more than 32gb IBM HDD.Board is 7zmm via km133 chipset.Could get win2000 to load but not win98se or winME.

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by terri In reply to Boot Write!Virus Cont.(Y/ ...

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