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By Maintenance Man ·
This is very important to me. Call me a worry wort. I have cleaned up a computer using fdisk and format and am now using a boot disk and win 98 installation disk to reinstall win 98. When the program prepares to run setup I get a message. BootSectorWrite !! VIRUS: Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it

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by Gigelul In reply to virus

Hi,
If your system and boot diskette are clean, try to disable in BIOS the options "Antivirus autoprotect" or something like this (depend by the BIOS type).

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by Gigelul In reply to virus

Sometime the diskette which was used to fdisk can be infected too. You must be sure that now your system and diskette are clean.

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by RCOM In reply to virus

As mentioned this is caused by the virus protection from the BIOS not PC Chillin. This feature is used to warn the user about any changes to the boot sector of the hard drive.

To the BIOS, the fact that you reinstalled Windows is enough of a change to bring up this warning. You should have a choice to accept the changes which stops the message from appearing or if not disable the setting in the BIOS.

If you have the booklet that came with the motherboard use that to find instructions on how to access and make chages to the system BIOS.
On most mother boards, hit the delete key when it says to do so, go through the settings till you find the mention of virus checking. It will say enabled or ON, in most cases you use the page-up and page-down keys to make changes. Once changes have been made save and exit.

Directions for navigation and makings chages are located along the bottom of the screen or will appear as a side bar as you highlight each feature.

Be carefull not to change anything else, doing so may make the system non-bootable and will require resetting the BIOS completely.

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by Maintenance Man In reply to virus

Thankyou

I disabled the virus protection in BIOS.The computer is now running setup just fine. I almost feel stupid. I should of known this. DAAAA. Thanks anyway

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by dmiles In reply to virus

If you have an ERD of your anti-virus software,in sert in the A drive and run the scan from the DOS prompt,it will scan and report any viruses,

You will want to create a new startup disk,because of fact that startup may be infected,after creating the startup disk,write protect the disk after use

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by dmiles In reply to virus

Some Bios manufacturers have put virus protection in their products

Open the Cmos Setup panel in Bios configuration and make sure that Virus Warning is Disabled
a utility can be downloaded to help with this called VIWARN

First make sure that you have a clean boot disk,with fdisk.exe and sys.com

Boot computer and type fdisk /mbr reboot computer,this will give reinstall the mbr

You can also run the anti-virus from the dos prompt,to detectd viruses and then run setup
Check the motherboard manufacturers web site to get a bios update

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by MuddyKnees In reply to virus

This is not caused by a virus but by the WIN98 installation attempting to write on the Boot Sector. Apparently, Boot Virus Protection is turned on your BIOS.

Access BIOS (usually Del during bootup) and turn off this feature if you really want it off. However, you can still proceed with the installation even if this is left on. If your installing something or writing to the boot sector simply ignore this warning message.

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