Re: Hard Drive Dilema
From: Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\) (mike.hall.mail_at_sympatico.ca)
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 09:03:28 -0500
Run the XP CD and do a repair install..
-- Mike Hall MVP - Windows Shell/user http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm "DigitalBIOS" <DigitalBIOS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0AED6231-5C5A-4B7D-9634-3DB7B415F276@microsoft.com... > Hello anyone, first of all...sorry for the long message....this is > really serious stuff to me. > From time to time, I do some pc fixing, whether it be on my pc or someone > elses. I always finish the job with a satisfactory....not this time. I > haven't given a diagnosis yet. Here's a detailed explaination to what's > happening: > > 1. I turn the pc on..so far so good....finishes searching for installed > HDD(s) and/or CD-Roms. > 2. As you all know the next step should be this one: a black background > screen presenting (in this case WinXP) the XP logo and a blue "loading OS" > indicator at the bottom. I hope you understand. > 3. Well, it never gets to that second step. I immediately know it's > serious. The pc reboots by itself and the cycle restarts all over, again > and > again and again. > > I took the hard drive out from its place and placed it as a secondary > drive > on another pc to run antivirus software (TrendMicro PC-cillin Internet > Security 2005). I found more than 300 trojans and worms....some were > repeated, including the known sasser virus. I thought that did the trick, > but I was very very skeptical towards the matter prior to booting up with > the > sick hard drive. I was right...no signs of getting better were apparent. > So > I have come to isolate the problem to the boot sector of the hard > drive...worm?.... messed up sector?... I cant really know for sure. Im > cornered beacuse I am forcing myself not to use formatting. Its too early > for > that. > ANY HELP ANYONE?