Re: HDD: Hard Drive Dilema

From: Erik (anonymous_at_nowhere.com)
Date: 02/15/05


Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 22:03:48 +0100

Aldus sprak Ian Hoare op 15-2-2005 11:33:

> Salut/Hi DigitalBIOS,
>
> First of all, a grovel because I've no idea how to help, except _ perhaps_
> tentatively to suggest that you try to boot in safe mode.
>
> le/on Mon, 14 Feb 2005 22:21:02 -0800, tu disais/you said:-
>
>
>>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.
>
>
> Ye gods..... Chuckle. wherever was the computer's owner surfing to? I think
> s/he's been a naughty boy/girl. At the very least, I'd read them the riot
> act about having unprotected hex.
>
>
>>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.
>
>
> Someone else may be able to come up with a comment on this, but could
> executing fdisk /mbr restore your boot sector?
>
> I am NOT suggesting you try this without checking VERY carefully first, but
> I have heard of it proposed as a solution for corrupted boot sectors.
>

I believed that in Win XP the remedy is to boot from the WinXP CD-ROM,
choose repair and excute "fixmbr".

Erik.