Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:52 AM
Hi, I had the "system is infected" virus and I think it finally sent my 4 year old hard drive packing, I did a windows repair, but all that happens is windows asks me if I want to activate it, I say yes, I can see my old desk top background (which i assume means I still have most of my files on that disk?) but nothing else happens, it just freezes with my old desk top background, with no icons etc.
So I have decided to go buy a new hard disk and the new windows today and install windows on the fresh HD. My question basically is, when I plug my old HD that originally had the virus as a back up disk to the new one, can the "your system is infected" virus spread onto the new HD? Or did I kill it off with I did a windows repair?