Question about Toshiba NB205-N311/W Netbook
I would not assume that the drive is corrupted by a virus. Viruses generally don't cause the machine to not be able to find the hard drive (they can...it's just not very common). If your BIOS supports a hard drive diagnostic I would first use that to check that the BIOS is seeing the drive, and that the drive doesn't have errors (as you don't have to get into the operating system). However, if you decide to reformat you can try it, but if the drive is having physical problems the install probably will not execute.
If the machine says it cannot access the hard drive, and the BIOS cannot see the drive, it is highly likely not a virus but a failed hard drive and you won't be able to reformat.
Hope that is helpful.
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
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