No it is not. I am not sure why you were asked to create a bootable UBCD CD, but since you have, I can check the MBR and partition table for you.
Please try the following: You will need a USB drive/flashdrive and a new blank writable CD. Please do the following on a working computer:
Download UBCD ..... and burn to CD <<<DONE>>> Boot the ailing computer with the UBCD CD.
- (You may have to configure the Boot Menu or BIOS Setup Menu to boot first from the optical/CD/DVD drive.)
- At the first menu screen, select Parted Magic and press <ENTER>.
Use Default settings ...
- At the Parted Magic Desktop, double-click File Manager.
A new window will open.
- In the left window pane, click on the folder that represents your flashdrive.
- Click Tool on the top menu, and choose Open Terminal.
- Type the following at the hash prompt:
dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr.bin bs=512 count=1
Note: Leave a space between the following:
- dd ... the executable application used to create the backup
- if=/dev/sda ... the device the backup is created from (the hard drive when only one HDD exists)
- of=mbr.bin ... the backup file to create - note the lack of a path - it will be created in the directory currently open in the Terminal
- bs=512 ... the number of bytes in the backup
- count=1 ... says to backup just 1 sector
It is extremely important that the if and of statements are correctly entered.
[*]Press the <ENTER> key.
After it has finished a file will be located on your USB drive named mbr.bin
[*]Remove the USB drive from the ailing computer.
[/list] On the working computer:
- Insert the USB drive, and navigate to the file mbr.bin
- Zip-up the mbr.bin file:
- Right-click on the file and choose Send to .. > Compressed (zipped) Folder.
A zipped folder will appear in the same location as the mbr.bin file.
- Please attach the zipped file to your next reply.
This will allow the MasterBootRecord of your drive to be checked to see whether or not it is infected.
Edited by AustrAlien, 14 May 2012 - 02:29 AM.