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#1 Cool n dynamic

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:26 PM

Dear friends

I am encountered with boot virus. i am using windows xp home. when i realised that my sys is not restarting, i found no option than formating the whole and reinstall the OS. when i do so, i found a msg stating Boot virus when i am trying to load the recovery cds. i took it to the computer repair shop and they diagnosed the problem and removed everything from the system and reinstalled all the OS. worked fine for some weeks and then again started the problem. i tried to format my sys myself and found the boot virus again. i again went to the repair shop, they have done it again for freely and suggested not to copy the back up files without checking for viruses. i followed him and found nothing in the backups. so i reinstalled few of them on my system. this was 4 months ago. last month, my sys got crashed suddenly and some one suggested to format it. so i did so and didnot copied the backups in my system. now due to some problem, i formatted again and found the boot virus still. i dont understand how to eradicate that? i was confused. can anyone suggests how to remove boot virus permanently??

waiting for ur kind responses!!!!!

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:36 PM

Your repair shop is taking you for a ride. Boot into your Bios and disable the virus warning. This is usually located in the same section where you change your boot order. It is usually at the top of the list.
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:40 PM

Can you tell us what you have on safety programs? (Anti virus firewalls etc)

here is an excellent tutorial

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 01:41 AM

Dear terrorist and fozzie

Thanks for taking time and giving me a wise suggestion. but i have a small column! do my system have any boot virus or its just an virus warning??

I am using Norton Internet Security 2007 at the moment.

Thanks

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 11:18 PM

i found that, what terrorist 75 said was correct. i had recently formatted my system and before doing that i followed what he said. thereafter i didnt get any boot viurs warning msgs while reinstalling windows in my laptop. this is how the world is!!! charging hell lot of money for simple problems. he told that my laptop is infected with very dangerous boot virus and hence i had to remove all the things in your laptop and reinstalled from the very beginning. i trusted him and hell lot of money to get rid of that.

neways thanks for the great help in letting me know the unknown. hats off to this forum.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 03:31 AM

Glad WE could have been of help

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:46 AM

For others reading this thread who would like to learn more, please read "The naked BIOS" explained and "Safe BIOS Setup Procedure".
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:53 AM

This is very informative, thanks quietman7

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:55 AM

Your welcome. :thumbsup:
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