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Polyboot B Virus in Windows XP Pro

By Geoff59 ·
I have accidentally infected the boot sector of my XP Pro computer with this virus from an infected floppy disc. I am also running System Commander 7. There seems to be a problem using suggested solutions for removal of this virus because of SC7 andXP as changing the MBR can cause problems. Any suggestions or sites to go to. I have tried to install PC Cillin but because of the virus installation stopped. I have also got Systemsuite 4.0 running and this will not remove the virus for me.

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Polyboot B Virus in Windows XP Pro

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Recovering the MBR and Boot Sector of WinNT4.0/2K/XP

Boot your computer with a Windows 2000/XP CD. (NT CD will not do.)
At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press R to repair, and then press C (for Win2K cd only) to start the Windows Recovery Console
Select the appropriate number for the Windows installation that you want to repair. Usually, this 1.
Type the administrator password. If the administrator password does not exist, just press ENTER.
On the command prompt, type in the following command then press ENTER:
FIXMBR device name
Device name is an optional device name that specifies the device that needs a new MBR. Usually, FIXMBR alone without the parameter is enough.

On the command prompt, type in the following command then press ENTER:
FIXBOOT <drive name>
Drive name is the drive letter where the boot sector will be written. Usually, FIXBOOT alone without the parameter is enough.

Type EXIT to restart your computer.
Recovering the MBR and Boot Sector of WinNT (without 2K/XP CD but with ERD)

Emergency Repair Disk can be obtained during the Windows NT/2K installation or through the use of the utility rdisk.exe.
Boot from NT Setup CD.
During Setup, select the Recovery or Repair option.
Select only the option "Inspect the boot sector" and deselect other options.
Place your Emergency Repair Disk in the disk drive.
Reboot your computer.
NOTE: If you do not have a Win2K or WinXP CD or an ERD, please use Trend Micro?s solution 12669. If the partition table has been damaged, this solution may not work.

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