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Possible boot sector virus, requesting help.


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#1 jackmeat

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 05:53 PM

First off, I will say I am a long time lurker of this site, and a Technical Specialist that will admit to often finding answers here to things I just could not figure out. So at this point, for the first time, I am going to ask for your help.

 

Here is my situation. I have a 500gb seagate 2.5 inch drive that I was using for movie storage, that is it, no OS or executables ever on it. It was loaded in a USB dock via 3.0 without issue. Well, 2 days ago, one partition went to RAW data which I have dealt with (users pulling drives out while they are in use) so I figured I may have done just that. I let it be until next reboot and then it was gone. Under disk management it shows up, but asks to be initialized. Attempting that does not work, as it gives the error "requested operation could not be performed due to an I/O error" Well, now I am slightly stuck until I figured out this little bit, going into diskpart and listing volumes, the computer believes the HD to be a DVDRom drive, which is most likely why I can't scan it, initialize it, and Minitool Partition Wizard shows it as 0kb and status bad disk. The only thing I can think is a boot sector virus, but I can't really scan it, and don't have another drive exactly the same to swap controllers with as well. which do you think would work, a different 500gb drive that is not seagate, or a different seagate drive that isn't 500gb? LOL those are my options for a controller swap. It shows the same on multiple computers and also in the fun of this, the dock itself no longer works (hardware failure) so it is currently in a desktop.

 

Any help or thoughts would be much appreciated. If more info is required please let me know.



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Posted 05 March 2015 - 10:15 AM

Greetings,

Sorry for the extended delay. Even more sorry that you probably should post this in the Internal Hardware Forum rather than here. Given what you have explained I believe that Forum is the appropriate first step.

 

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 04:05 PM

Here are requested logs. Same post is also in internal hardware forum, so one most likely needs to be closed.

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 06:44 PM

Thank you, I will close this Topic.
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Posted 05 March 2015 - 06:44 PM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.
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