Yesterday my PC shut down. Since then I've been unable to boot it. I've used a Norton's Rescue CD that informed me that I had "boot.tidserv" with the symbol of dangerous. It was unable to fix the problem.
Since then I tried to restore my C partition from a Norton's Ghost rescue CD. The virus still remained. I've hit every option on the "Microsoft Windows unexpectedly closed page with no luck.
Currently I'm running Avira AntiVir Rescue CD with no luck. It has found 6 phishing (?) e-mails that I didn't have a chance to delete and has indicated "master boot record drive 128 error (25) cannot read"
"master boot record drive 129 error (2) cannot read"
"master boot record drive 130 error (2) cannot read"
"auto excluding/ sys/ from scans (is a special fs)"
"auto excluding/proc from scans (is a special fs)"
I've also read more about the virus, and solutions on several forums until my eyes are bleary.
What I propose is to replace my "C" hard drive with a new clean hard drive and reinstall Windows and then download my recent "C" drive backup. Will that work??
Can I safely transfer whatever files (photos etc.) I have on my old "C" hard drive without corrupting my system?
Thanks for whatever help you are able to give me.
Edited by SweetTech, 24 July 2011 - 06:18 PM.
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