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Boot sector virus

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Stupidlesson, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. Stupidlesson

    Stupidlesson Thread Starter

    Dec 21, 2011
    Alrighty, so I have a huge issue here that I'm hoping I can get advice or help with. From the sounds of things, my friend's laptop may possibly have a boot sector virus. I'll go through all the things I've done and what has happened in result:
    When I first started looking at the laptop (which is an hp g71 340us notebook) I tried doing a system restore which didn't work. Any times that I had chosen were no good. I then decided to try doing a factory system restore. It would get to about 23% and stop saying that it couldn't complete its task. Next I thought I would try to downgrade him from windows 7 to XP. I would have the computer boot from the CD. It would go through its setup then stop and blue screen me. I have tried doing a few scans and nothing comes up, via going to the menu by hitting escape. Before hand, way before it stopped actually going to the login screen, I had run AVG, and it found a total of 36 trojans, which I can't really believe to be true. However it was saying there was trojans in system32, in AVG itself and various other programs on the C drive. I was told by a few friends of mine that I should just get a new hard drive for the laptop, but, I would like to see if I can fix it first. So, is there anyone one can give a step by step procedure on how to get rid of a possible boot sector virus? And sorry. I'm new here, and I wasn't sure where to put this. But any help would be awesome.
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