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Boot sector virus in harddisk

Boot sector write|| virus continue (y/N)

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    give solution for removing virus form boot sector

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Reinstall new OS. This might affect your harddisk. So immediately install new OS

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Dear, scan with effective antivirus.if install antivirus does not work then install new other antivirus then watch its work or not because some antivirus does not work on some spacial virus that's why you have to install new antivirus. other wise there is no way to remove virus besides format hard disk.

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Windows not startin up


The major causes of this type of problem could be either of bad harddisk sectors or currupt operating system.
1. For a Bad harddisk sector, reformating the system with the windows operating system will fix it.

2. for corrupt operating system, do the following:
i. insert the windows operating system into the CD/DVD drive
ii. restart system and booth from CDROM
iii. depending on your parent operating system, when you get to the setup page, select repair for any of windows xp, vista or 7.
iv. continue installation with onscreen instructions and that should do it.

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Master Boot Record


MBR Short for <i><b>M</b>aster <b>B</b>oot <b>R</b>ecord,</i> a small <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/P/program.html">program</a> that is executed when a computer <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/B/boot.html">boots up</a>. Typically, the MBR resides on the first <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/sector.html">sector</a> of the <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/H/hard_disk.html">hard disk</a>. The program begins the boot process by looking up the partition table to determine which <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/P/partition.html">partition</a> to use for booting. It then transfers program control to the <i>boot sector</i> of that partition, which continues the boot process. In <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/DOS.html">DOS</a> and <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/W/Windows.html">Windows</a> systems, you can create the MBR with the FDISK /MBR command. <br /> An <i>MBR virus</i> is a common type of <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/V/virus.html">virus</a> that replaces the MBR with its own code. Since the MBR executes every time a computer is started, this type of virus is extremely dangerous. MBR viruses normally enter a system through a <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/F/floppy_disk.html">floppy disk</a> that is installed in the <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/F/floppy_drive.html">floppy drive</a> when the computer is started up. Even if the floppy disk is not <a href="http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/B/bootable_diskette.html">bootable</a>, it can infect the MBR. <br />

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Cannot get computer started. Keeps asking for Boot media device


There are quite a few possibilities over here.
  1. the boot device might have got changed from harddisk to some other.
  2. the boot sector of the computer might have gone bad and needs repair.
Solution for the first one:
Try getting into the boot sector of the computer and change the boot order to Harddisk as first boot device and then CD ROM and then Floppy drive (if you have)

Solution for second one:
If its a Vista/Win7, then try starting the computer into the advanced boot menu.. then select Startup Repair.

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How many times a harddisk can be formatted?


hi,

in a long course of use it is quite natural to format the harddisk...

(due to viruses or something like that)

when formatting,
the operating system needs a file system to organise data into files and folders....
so they can be managed effectively...
when formatting it clears a particular area called a partition then divides it into sectors, tracks formed by the combination of these sectors, and cylinders...

sector is the smallest data block in hard disk an operating system can manage...

if not frequent formatting a hard disk not at all a problem....

you need not worry about the hard disk or its performace....

if this one help please give a vote....

Mar 14, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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HDD Maxtor 80Gb IDE: Harddisk error! At boot it say's Primary harddisk error. Press F1 to continue. *When I press F1 nothing happens. *When I go to the bios at IDE Configuration and hit refresh at Primary...


OK the only shot you got is to geta USB to SATA/IDE converter dongle, connect to another PC's USB port. Hopefully, you will be able to read it. Otherwise still plugged in you may be able to use recovery software and get you DATA back. Recover my files is one,
http://www.recovermyfiles.com/
Other freeware data recovery software GL.
http://www.freebyte.com/filediskutils/

Feb 15, 2010 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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I just added Toshiba 1TB USB drive to my Sony RZ44G desktop. Sometimes when powering off and back on, the reboot hangs at the 'SONY' screen and gets no further. If I disconnect the Toshiba drive, power off...


Check your bios/cmos settings (press DEL button while booting), and make sure no USB device is set to boot frome.
(some bios's recognise large USB's as harddisk's drives, and when booting it check's the drive boot sector, and hang, since no boot sector is located in it)

gd luck.

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Keeps on rebooting at startup


It's either you have a corrupted system boot file on the hard drive or infected with some virus. Try to verify that the PC will not reboot itself in BIOS. If so, memory is most likely the cause.
Burn a CD "HDD Regenerator 1.51" and boot from it, scan all the hard drive and it will attempt to recover all the bad sectors.
If HDD Regenerator finds nothing, then it's very likely Virus related. Take the harddisk out, connect it via external case and Scan with Antivirus on another system. If nothing found, backup your data and rebuild your PC (Reinstall Windows)

Apr 17, 2009 | Gigabyte Computers & Internet

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Bad Sector on Harddisk


Set defrag to run at boot up and it will resolve any bad sectors you have, and will write a new boot registry for you.

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I cant identify the prolem


It looks like you may have a boot sector virus. A boot sector virus is one that infects the first sector, i.e. the boot sector, of a floppy disk or hard drive. Boot sector viruses can also infect the MBR. All disks and hard drives are divided into small sectors. The first sector is called the boot sector and contains the Master Boot Record (MBR). The MBR contains the information concerning the location of partitions on the drive and reading of the bootable operating system partition.

When disinfecting a boot sector virus, the system should always be booted from a known clean system disk. On a DOS-based PC, a bootable system disk can be created on a clean system running the exact same version of DOS as the infected PC. From a DOS prompt, type:
    SYS C:\ A:\
and press enter. This will copy the system files from the local hard drive (C:\) to the floppy drive (A:\).
If the disk has not been formatted, the use of FORMAT /S will format the disk and transfer the necessary system files. On Windows 3.1x systems, the disk should be created as described above for DOS-based PC's. On Windows 95/98/NT systems, click Start | Settings | Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs and choose the Startup Disk tab. Then click on "Create Disk". Windows 2000 users should insert the Windows 2000 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, click Start | Run and type the name of the drive followed by bootdisk\makeboot a: and then click OK. For example:
    d:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
Follow the screen prompts to finish creating the bootable system disk. In all cases, after the creation of the bootable system disk, the disk should be write protected to avoid infection.

Once the OS loads, run your anti-virus software and it should clean the virus.

Should this not help, I'm afraid the only other alternative would be to reformat the HDD and reinstall XP again from a bootable disc.

Hope that helps..

May 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Harddisk


Hi, It may be a virus you may want to check on that first. If it is possible for you to scan it on a friend's computer while you are at it you can repair it there too. If not your last resort is formatting the drive using your Bootable Windows Installer CD.

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