posted on Jan, 22 2009 @ 10:08 PM
Originally posted by Wertdagf
Its a laptop...... Lol that would have been important. Sorry i forgot to say it earlier.
I know nothing about laptop stuff.
Theres no way for me to veiw hardware once the XP is up because everything is blocked. When i try to start in safemode it generates an error and sets
it to restart in 30 seconds. i can reach system restore before the timer reaches zero, but it shutsdown.
When i use the boot cd it gets to the part where i can veiw the partitions but then shuts down.
I have no idea how to remove the HD from a laptop, but i know best buy will install any component you buy for a small charge. then i could just reload
Xp with my disc.
Is there any way i could use another laptop's USB port to acess the Infected laptops HD and format it from there?
Usually the hard drive is on one of the sides. If you look at the bottom of the laptop they will probably have a picture that looks like a cylinder
with some platters next to it. There will be, at least, 1 screw possibly 2 that you need to unscrew.
Once you get it out you should be able to get into the bios and move around.
Honestly I don't think you have a bios virus because the last one, that I remember, was melissa and that remover has been out for 10+ years.
But if you get as far as I said above and can get into the bios change it, in the boot option, to boot to CD first.
BTW you may have a bad XP install disk as well. But you can always drop to a command prompt and type 'Fdisk/fixmbr' and if it's a boot sector virus
it may remove it from the boot menu temporarily.
By the way turn off system restore as your working on the computer to remove the virus. Because if it infects system restore, most do, it will just
keep coming back.
Go to Majorgeeks.com and download Hijackthis, all 1 word, and send me the text output and I'll check the log for your nasty bugger.