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By domino23
Sep 11, 2010
  1. ok, i had a computer that was infected but i moved to this new one... ok.

    here's where i think i screwed up. i put the drive from my old comp in this one before formatting it, and formatted it in the new comp... if that makes sense. anyway im following http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html right now...
     
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    IF you used the drive from the system that was infected with Virut, you now have another infected system. IF that is the case, you will have to follow the reinstall/reformat path again.

    Edit: I found your previous thread. I have sent Broni a PM and will let him advise you.
     
  3. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

  4. domino23

    domino23 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    ok, changed up a bit.

    i just formatted it fresh and did all the first steps and am infection free... good sh*t.

    but i have a question. i still want to use the old drive thats infected because its a big *** drive that i need haha...

    should i keep it in my old computer and format it, or is it safe to hook it back up on this one and format it?

    cause last time i tried i kept getting errors formating it. sorry cant remember what the exact error message was... thanks for the help.
     
  5. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    That's the only safe way to do it.
    How did you try to format it and what was the error?
     
  6. domino23

    domino23 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    i took the d: drive out my old computer and put it in the new one.

    then i right clicked the old drive and pressed format on the drop box menu that comes out.

    it formatted it, after some errors... thats when i found an infection on the NEW drive so i came right back here cause i figured i contaminated it haha.

    is there a better way to format a drive?

    also, i dont remember what the errors even said at first... f*ck...
     
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    Under no circumstances put the old drive into new computer.
    Keep it in old computer.
    Create and boot from Ultimate Boot CD: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ and use Darik's Boot and Nuke to wipe it clean.
     
  8. domino23

    domino23 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    alright... i'll try it at half time thanks man.
     
  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    No worries :)
     
  10. domino23

    domino23 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    alright,

    i nuked that damn thing, and just put it back in my new computer... but it's not showing up on my computer. i'll check the connections again but dont know why it doesn't see it.
     
  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    Does it show in BIOS?
     
  12. domino23

    domino23 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    i hate to sound computer Illiterate but whats that
     
  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    Watch your computer screen, when your computer starts.
    At the bottom, you'll see something similar to this:

    Press <some key> to enter setup

    When you press that <some key>, you'll enter computer BIOS.

    It'll look similar to this:

    [​IMG]

    Check, if your drive is listed there.
     
  14. domino23

    domino23 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    one sec lemme restart brah
     
  15. domino23

    domino23 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    ok i checked and it doesnt see it...

    primary drive 0 - HD
    primary drive 1 - nothing
    secondary drive 0 - cd rom
    secondary drive 1 - atapi device


    i switched primary 1 to auto and it still dont see it.
     
  16. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    I'm not sure then.
    Maybe you connected it wrong.
    Start new topic in hardware forum.
    I don't want to continue here since it has nothing to do with malwares :)
     
  17. domino23

    domino23 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    i'm gonna disconnect everything and start it up, then reconnect and start it up... but it was showin up before i nuked it in my old comp.
     
  18. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    As i said, your best bet is to talk to hardware guys...
     
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