Question about Computers & Internet
Ok that must have been a darned good virus
First off get yourself a copy of UBCD from here
Burn it on a known good CLEAN computer
Now double check your optical drive cables and more important the JUMPERS. Set them al to CS (cable select) and do the same with your hard drives.
Make sure that there are no hard drives on the same cable as the optical drives !!!!
Disconnect any external drives !!!
Once you have done that then you need to ensure your BIOS is set to boot from CD first. It may be better if you set the rest of the boot options to CD for this exercise
You should also turn OFF "boot from other devices" if your bios has that option
If by any chance your comuter has a SATA card in it (not on the motherboard) then move that to another slot (trust me on this one)
You should now be able to boot from CD.
Boot from the CD you burned and use the disk utils on there to wipe your drive. YOu WILL LOOSE ALL DATA.
If you have more thanm one drive and the virus is as bad as you say then wipe any other drives as they may also be compromised.
Once you have done that then shut down and re-start the computer with the operating system cd in there.
Note here that pirate copies of operating sytems may not always boot correctly so it has to be a 100% legit copy.
You should now be able to boot from that and install as normal.
If the installation restarts then before it gets back up nip into the BIOS and reset your boot option to hard drive first and cd second and then any other options you may have.
Posted on Aug 06, 2010
In this case with all you said you have done, i think the hard drive on your laptop as crashed, you will need to get another hard drive on the system. The best thing you can do in this case is to get a new hard drive.
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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