Edited by richardtstoops, 16 October 2009 - 02:33 PM.
Need to reformat hard drive and reactivate unseen CD/DVD
Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:32 PM
Posted 16 October 2009 - 04:46 PM
Lets see if I can offer some guidance.
You can remove the drive and put it in a USB enclosure. The enclosure needs to be able to hold a laptop drive.
I know you said that the CD drive is not recognized in device manager, but have you tried to boot from a CD? If it will boot, I would recommend using DBAN (Dariks Boot and Nuke) from my signature. This will write 1's and 0's to the drive and also clear the MBR.
You could also do this when the drive is in the enclosure, but you need to be real careful that you pick the correct drive to wipe.
Posted 16 October 2009 - 11:06 PM
I don't see a topic opened in the malware forum for assistance. The techs there may find it goes deeper then you have found.
I can understand if formatting would be faster for you though.
Posted 17 October 2009 - 01:30 PM
Yes it goes deep and nastiest thing ever seen. I will pull the drive put it in the enclosure, format and wipe withDBAN and fixmbr. As said before, the boot change sequence in set-up has no effect in getting the cd/dvd whirling for the recovery disk and reinstall. Once I pull the drive and start the laptop will it see no drive and then run a disk boot? or is the cd drive dead until I reinstall a driver?
Posted 17 October 2009 - 01:40 PM
If you are using a burned copy of a disk they will cause more problems then they are worth.
Posted 17 October 2009 - 01:50 PM
Posted 17 October 2009 - 01:53 PM
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