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If all else fails, and I have to reformat my hard drive. My hard drive is partitioned into C: and E: drives. Will I have to reformat both partitions, or can I just reformat C: Drive? What about a second physical drive (also partitioned) that I have in my computer?
And please don't say, "Reformat your computer". That's a last resort!
Edited by AustrAlien, 25 January 2012 - 06:15 PM.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:22 PM
Re: "can I just reformat C: Drive?"
Yes, you can simply reformat C: drive and proceed to re-install Windows 7 on that partition (presumably that's the drive it is currently on). That should not affect E: drive or any other attached internal hard drive. Of course, you would need to backup any personal files (and ONLY personal files, so you don't risk transferring the infection) to one of the other drives or to an external hard drive before you format C: drive.
I should advise you here, that the above is not the best option under the circumstances (unknown malware infection). A preferable course of action to ensure that malware does not persist on the hard drive would be to also backup E: drive to another separate hard drive. Disconnect the second internal hard drive. Delete all partitions on the main hard drive. Then proceed to partition, format the partition(s) and install Windows 7. This will definitely ensure that malware does not survive the re-installation of the operating system on that hard drive.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:25 PM
That sounds like a very good option. Did you image the whole hard drive or just the C: (Windows system) partition?
I made a System Image of the computer a couple of months ago (to an external drive). If I restore that System image ...... will that work? It would sure save me days and days of reinstalling programs!
Edited by AustrAlien, 25 January 2012 - 10:35 PM.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:44 PM
I suspect you have a card reader connected to the system, and that is causing the problem. Please disconnect it and try again. Success?
"DBAN finished with non-fatal errors" "ERROR /dev/sde (process crash)".
make sure all unnecessary usb devices, usb hubs, memory
card readers (whether internal or usb), multi-function printers (because
most have memory card readers) are disconnected before using dban.
Edited by AustrAlien, 26 January 2012 - 08:53 PM.
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