I was wondering, is it possible for viruses that infect a drive to affect other partions on the same hardisk? Dunno if that explains it very well so i'll give an example: On 1 HDD I have 2 partions, 1 with XP home and one with Win98SE, if the XP drive gets a virus, can it affect files on the win98SE partition?
I ask this because my bro want me to install MSN Messenger and as I never use it and I know it has a history of virus etc problems I might create a small partion so he can use that on there without affecting other drives, if they will not be affected.