Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Trying to reformat - possible HD problems


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 dustinjones

dustinjones

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:18 AM

Posted 14 July 2005 - 11:59 PM

I currently experienced the Antivirus Gold trojan, and I'm not sure I have gotten rid of it. My problem is that I cannot reformat my computer and reinstall Windows XP Professional. When I try to boot from disk, it starts to look like it will start to reformat, but then it says that I'm not connected to my hard drive. This makes me think that I still might have the virus, but after downloading 10+ programs and followed 3 different sets of instructions to remove, I believe I have gotten rid of it all. I don't have a floppy disk instsalled so I can't boot from disk. I've put in about 15 hours of swapping hard drives/installing/rebooting/etc. and i'd like to know if there's just the easy solution to clear my hard drive and start over. I don't need anything from my pc at this point. Thanks in advance.

P.S. My knowledge in computers is pretty limited, so if you get technical on me I will most likely need some detailed instructions.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 thedon57

thedon57

  • Members
  • 286 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Eastbourne East Susex UK
  • Local time:07:18 AM

Posted 15 July 2005 - 02:43 AM

Hi is your BIOS settings, set to CD Rom, as your first bootup,if not then that is what needs doing.
CD rom, Hard drive, Floppy then any other.

Get back to us if you need any other help.
Now installed Microsoft Security Essencials on my Tower with Windows Home Premium 32bit and Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop with Windows Home Premium 64bit

#3 dustinjones

dustinjones
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:18 AM

Posted 15 July 2005 - 01:49 PM

Yea it is, but I'm just going to take it to a local repair shop. I'm sick of dealing with this.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users