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#1 Sandcastle2

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 04:23 PM

        Hello, I am a novice when it comes to malware, if you have a real answer to my inquiry, please include a full response, do not assume I know everything about computers, thank you.

        I have two hard drives for a laptop. I would like to put both of them inside the laptop at the same time. Both are using Windows. One drive is highly infected, and the other must be kept perfectly safe, it must never become infected, not for a moment. What technique can I use to accomplish this? Thanks, I appreciate you trying to help me solve this.



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#3 Sandcastle2

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 07:58 PM

Wow a week, and not one reply. I guess no one wants to help new users here.



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 05:06 AM

Hi SandCastle2 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 03:11 AM

Hi SandCastle2 ^_^,

 

 

Before I am able to assist you further with your problem, I would need some more information from you. Could you please answer the following questions?

  1. Is this a corporate laptop to which you would be connecting the infected hard disk?
  2. How do you know that the second hard disk is infected?
  3. I don't think that there is any laptop manufacturer who allows 2 hard disks to be functional together. In order to achieve this, you would have to buy specialized hardware (Adapters/Connectors) to connect the second drive as a slave. But, even then, there is no guarantee that the **clean**hard disk would not get infected.
  4. I am not sure why you would want this kind of configuration though?
  5. Was the infected hard disk part of a system? If yes, then why not simply put the hard disk back in it's original place and we can proceed from there.
  6. Are you open to the option of formatting the infected hard disk i.e. wiping it clean?
  7. Why exactly do you desire this configuration?

  8. Would you like assistance cleaning the infected PC?

 

 

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 05:19 AM

Hi SandCastle2 ^_^,

 

It has been 3 days since my last response. Are you still with me?

 

 

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