Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:50 AM
I was recently hit with this virus. After reading through this forum and researching the problem, I just went ahead and got a new hard drive, reinstalled my OS and recovered my data. So I am fine with that part. Pretty much everything is back up and running.
My problem is that I had a second hard drive installed that I just used for storage. There is no OS on it at all. It just contains pictures, video, and other documents. Before my previous system crashed, I was able to run a scan and saw that the "System Volume" (?) was infected. Some other *.exe files that I was also storing were listed as being infected, but I can delete those.
The 2nd hard drive is not installed in the computer. My question is can I reinstall this hard drive back in my computer, restart, and safely run an AV scan on this drive without reinfecting my existing system?