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By kwbowman ·
I opened a MS Publisher file from a floppy andgot a memory error. I closed the program and made sure that there were no other programs running. Same problem again. I rebooted the PC only to find the error "Insert system disk". Using the "SYS C:" I was able to reboot the PC, however my second partion with all of my installed software was not to be found. I later discovered that I'd been hit my the Monkey virus. As I understand, this virus moves the boot sector to another location. At this point the drive is unbootable and according to FDISK has no partitions to display. Any Ideas on how to resurect the original partitions?

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by kwbowman In reply to Monkey Virus

BTW McAfee, Bootscan, and F-Prot all say that there is no virus present. ??

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by SyscoKid In reply to Monkey Virus

According to what I've just read, Monkey moves the boot sector and encrypts it, so if you boot from a floppy you can't see the hard drive.

See if any of these links are of help:

http://pcrdist.cit.cornell.edu/removing__a_monkey_virus.htm
http://www.pspl.com/virus_info/boot/monkey.htm
http://kb.indiana.edu/data/afgw.html

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by kwbowman In reply to Monkey Virus

1) Link did not work
3) Have seen this info and tried both products (see comment above)

2) Good software. At this time have yet to be able to use on an unbootable machine. I've emailed the company. If they have a solution then I'll reevaluate the answer (if it works).

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by lwetmore In reply to Monkey Virus

What I would try is something like Nortons Disk Edit but for that to work you will need to know what type of drive it was the primary or the extended drive and you will have to know how to repair the partition table at the end of the boot record,notto easy there might be another shot and that is to trya FDISK /mbr but that is a maybe as well.

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by kwbowman In reply to Monkey Virus

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by purple713 In reply to Monkey Virus

Try running Norton from the DOS prompt. Norton is the only program that I know of that will rid your hard drive of this virus. I ran into this problem and was able to use Norton to fix it.

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by kwbowman In reply to Monkey Virus

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by Conrad In reply to Monkey Virus

before i built a wall i?d ask to know what i was walling in or walling out.

-robert frost

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by kwbowman In reply to Monkey Virus

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by hjs In reply to Monkey Virus

You need a program called Monkey Kill. Man I haven't seen a monkey virus for five years. If you can't find it and can wait I have a copy of it.

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