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Unhappy Hardrive

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#1 Juggernaut73


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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:44 PM

I have two hardrives in the same system both running Vista home, One has an unknown trojan and is currently unplugged. The Trojan in the infected drive has wiped out my winload.exe and will no loger let me boot that drive at all. It will not let me boot into safe mode and I've tried my vista home disk to repair disk to no avail. I've also tried bootrec/rebuild bcd, /fixboot etc... I'm not sure if theres a way to replace winload.exe OR my other question is if I use my uninfected hardrive as the master and my infected hardrive as a slave can I retrieve files from the infected hardrive without infecting my uninfected drive? Then once I have the files I want I will format..Is this possible?

Thanx much for any help


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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:11 AM

It all depends on what you're transferring (if it's infected or not) and if the uninfected drive is indeed uninfected.
Does the uninfected drive have an updated antivirus program on it?

If so, it should be a simple matter to boot to the uninfected drive, then copy the files from the infected drive and scan them with your antivirus (this is how we do backups at work).

I would copy them to CD/DVD or an external hard drive - then format both drives fully and reinstall Windows.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:03 PM

thanks for the help :thumbsup:

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