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Posted 16 August 2016 - 07:09 PM
Posted 16 August 2016 - 08:10 PM
Your router may also be infected.
Take note of your ISP login information, disconnect from the internet and then hard reset your router. Before re-attaching it to the external network change the admin and network passwords (with your freshly installed Windows machine).
To be sure there aren't any hidden persistent partitions on your HDD before re-installing Windows you can "0 fill" it (completely erase) with Seatools for DOS. This will well and truly hose any information on it.
Posted 17 August 2016 - 04:38 AM
Edited by Kiera9, 17 August 2016 - 04:52 AM.
Posted 17 August 2016 - 04:14 PM
You can remove the partitions from all of the drives using the hparm command from a live Linux system.
To use HDPARM to clear the HPA
For x = device you're targeting, use the following HDPARM command to show if you have an HPA enabled.
# hdparm -N /dev/sdx
It will spit back something like the following if you have an HPA defined:
/dev/sdx: max sectors = 78125000/78165360, HPA is enabled
To remove the HPA and expand the visible area out to the full size of the drive use the denominator in the above report (visible area/max sectors):
# hdparm -N p78165360 /dev/sdx
It will spit back a report that the visible area is equal to the max sectors and that the HPA is disabled.
/dev/sdx: setting max visible sectors to 78165360 (permanent) max sectors = 78165360/78165360, HPA is disabled
If you are going to create a removal log, rather than attempt yourself again, please mention these persistent partitions first (or even link this thread) as they are very relevant to getting your machine working correctly again.
Edited by TsVk!, 17 August 2016 - 04:17 PM.
Posted 12 September 2016 - 07:40 PM
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