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#1 peter15i

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 03:19 PM

i have a computer with a virus. it screw up my comp. the cd rom wont work on it so i cant format the hard drive. would it be possible for me to take the hard drive with the virus out and take out the hard drive from my other working computer and put the virus hard drive on the working comp and format the drive there. then put the formated hard drive back on the other comp. is that possible? would that screw up my working computer too?

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 03:23 PM

There is no saying in what it could do. Rouge software is often unpredictable. Do you have a floppy drive? If so and if you have a blank floppy, you can make a KillDisk too format your hard drive.

http://www.killdisk.com/
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#3 peter15i

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 03:26 PM

yes my computer that has a virus does have a floppy drive. how does killdisk work?

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 03:47 PM

You cannot take a hard drive with an OS already installed on it and place it into another computer as your C: drive and expect it to work
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 04:12 PM

But...you can take an infected hard drive...attach it as a secondary drive to a non-infected, well-protected-from-malware system...and format it.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 04:31 PM

thats awesome. do you think you can explain a little more. like suggest some malware protection programs and how to connect the hard drive to the non infected computer?

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 06:27 PM

http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading/install-hard-drive.htm
http://www.easeus.com/resource/install-ide-hard-drive.htm

that will help and if you need more help then search: install ide hard drive or if you got sata then type how to install sata drive

in the http://www.easeus.com/resource/install-ide-hard-drive.htm guide dont do the partitioning

Edited by starcraftmaster, 16 October 2009 - 06:28 PM.





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