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    Default 'Boot from CD' followed by a black screen

    i would like to recycle an old hard drive infected w/ a boot sector virus. need to know how to connect it to my computer( to format the drive ) w/out passing on the virus.

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    MBR Rootkit.

    Can you slave the drive or is it able to have anything downloaded to it?

    Step 1:

    Download mbr.exe to your Desktop.

    • Doubleclick mbr.exe and follow prompts.
    • When mbr.exe is ready, it will create a log.

    If the log has the MBR rootkit code detected ! entry then you need to run step two. If it does not have that entry then your MBR is not infected.

    Example:

    Stealth MBR rootkit detector 0.2.4 by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net

    device: opened successfully
    user: MBR read successfully
    kernel: MBR read successfully
    MBR rootkit code detected !
    malicious code @ sector 0x3a384c41 size 0x1c0 !
    copy of MBR has been found in sector 62 !
    MBR rootkit infection detected ! Use: "mbr.exe -f" to fix.
    Step 2:

    Copy the MBR.exe on your desktop and place it in C:\

    Now click Start > Run

    Type in mbr.exe -f <- Note the space between mbr.exe and -f

    Then click OK.

    Then you should get a clean log that looks like this.

    Stealth MBR rootkit detector 0.2.4 by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net

    device: opened successfully
    user: MBR read successfully
    kernel: MBR read successfully
    user & kernel MBR OK
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    Default boot sector virus

    first,thank you for your attention.
    no i can't slave the drive.
    when i hook it up and restart, the drive starts ticking like a time bomb and i keep getting the message 'Boot from CD' followed by a black screen.this happens over and over.
    i tried connecting it with hte computer on and the system froze and shut off,
    at which point the 'Boot from CD' message returned.
    i'd like to format the old disk drive w/out destroying my one and only working drive.
    is there a way to power up the old drive and go to DOS w/out having to boot the drive?
    the old drive is currently in the computer with no connections.

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    It sounds more like a dead drive rather than a malware issue.

    I'm moving this to the Computer Help forum so others with more experience in this area can reply.
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    That's a dead drive in anybody's money. Sounds like it's damaged internally. Bin it.

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    Default boot sector virus

    thanks.