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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by porchey, Jan 29, 2002.

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  1. porchey

    porchey Thread Starter

    Jan 29, 2002
    i recently was mangled by a trojan.it erased most of my hard drive ..so i figured id just fdisk and start over but its really unstable yet i keep getting a message from bios when i start-up it says boot sector to be changed press "Y" to accept..is there any hope? can i just get a new hard drive? is there a virus in my bios? please help:confused:
  2. aubry


    Sep 14, 2001
    hi there,
    there is a way to replace your boot sector on your h.d.d using norton ghost.

    create a blank partition on your h.d.d format as fat32.
    boot off a ghost boot disk then you need to create a partition to image( this will normally fit on a floppy disk! as it's a blank image)
    once created reboot system and boot off ghost floppy again.
    what you then to do is image to disk. this will unfortunatly destroy all data on your disk but should sort the boot sector out and hey presto working hard disk drive!
  3. Brooks

    Brooks Guest

    Oct 30, 2001
    When you boot from the floppy to fdisk the system, instead of running a straight fdisk, try running fdisk /mbr. Reboot and then try running a normal fdisk.

    You might also want to check in the bios to see if there is a bios based virus protection. If there is, it could be detecting that you are changing the boot sector with fdisk. Try turning it off and then doing the install.
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