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BIOS problem I obtained a virus from the internet, and now i cannot detect my harddrive. Also i tried to update the bios but it gives me a message saying "file size incorrect"... VIRUS DESCRIPTION Virus obtained trough internet as an exe file. AVG 7.5, Norton 2005 and Avast 4 did not detect the virus as an exe file. When the virus had taken control of the pc it started to end programs like Norton and AVG and it also opened a DOS window and changed something. It also changed files from the registry. The virus changed the desktop and also made that I could not access my hard drive. It was not showing in my computer or on the start menu. My Documents and pictures shortcuts in the start menu were also removed. I searched the pc with ?Spyware Doctor? and it found a few file including ?Vurtoamonde?. I removed it but it kept on returning. Windows then began giving warnings about a virus; it described it as an worm that spreads by file or email, sending itself. Although after the PC was restarted; Avast detected a virus, in deferent folders including the Windows folder, it and could remove it before Windows started again. This did not remove the effects that the virus had on the PC, also after formatting the hard drive it cannot be seen by the PC to boot with.

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O.k. start by making a bootable disc or diskette to flash the bios with. This should get the machine to recognize the drive. If this is what you did before, do it again, because something didn't download or come out right on the disc. Once you've done the flash, if the hhd still isn't recognized then most likely the virus has done it's damage and the hhd is shot. Just a piece of advice, run only one antivirus, I recommend AVG, it's all you need for antivirus, spyware, and adware, the new 8.0 version is right on. With antivirus, the more the merrier, IS NOT the case. You actually made your system more vulnerable by having several antivirus along with spyware. The antivirus companies have made them to recognize other antivuruses as a threat. So, they conflict with each other, and can't do their job.

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