Posted 12 January 2011 - 12:40 PM
I believe both my hard drives are infected with some sort of virus. I have a new hdd (bought a yr ago) Seagate Barracuda 400 GB and my original hdd WD 60 GB. After I bought the 400GB drive I cloned it from the old drive (which at the time was virus free) and was woking great. No problems to mention. About a week ago I started up the pc and after the logo it beeps and goes to a blank screen with just a blinking cursor. After looking up this condition I thought it could posssibly be that windows needed to be repaired so I inserted my disc and followed instructions and did a fixmbr. After that was done I rebooted, but nothing changed. So I swapped out my drives and put the old one back in and it boots (very slowly) I have a feeling the drive is going bad, but I also believe that it has a virus. The reason I say that is that there are 8 MS updates that are required and they keep failing. I ran scans with AV programs & spyware/malware programs found a couple of things, deleted them but still the same result. I hope there is someone who can provide some assistance and help me get these drives back to normal.