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Mouse & Keyboard Freeze/Monitor Distorted--Virus?


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Hi, Peter ~

I'll get the info for you on the drives, but I originally tried to set it up as a slave and was never able to do so. I also had my hubby's tech guy try and he said it couldn't be done. Never knew why. I'll post later tonight. Son is having is big party right now and I have to pick up the pizzas. Thanks for the reply. I guess the "lost and found" thing didn't work out.

What about the fdisk /mbr ? ? ?

I have since tried rebooting from the drive and have had the scan disk run, but it won't complete. It keeps restarting when running in safe mode.

I'll post soon. Let me know if there is anything else I need to do or get. Thanks so much.

Edited by totianni, 20 November 2005 - 06:06 PM.

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Don't think MBR will work.
Lost and found was something I saw in another forum. Downloaded a lost and found
file it was not what we needed. But gave me a new Virus/Trojan.
I think the slave might be the best option unless someone posts a better Idea. I think this might be the safest.

Edited by peterm, 20 November 2005 - 01:20 AM.

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Thanks, Peter. Here's the info you requested. Please let me know if you need the serial numbers.

ME drive: Maxtor Diamond Max Plus 60 7200 rpm
20 GB AT Disk Drive
Model: 5T020H2 HDA: 22A PCBA: 04A Unique: 11A Code: TAH71DP0
Manuf: 12MAR2001 WarEnd:JUN04
Cyl: 16383 Heads: 16 Sectors: 63
Jumper: J50 Master/Single: ON Slave: OFF

Second Drive: Quantum Fireball Plus KX
13.6 AT 3.5 Series C/H/S
P/N 5501111 26559/16/63
13.6AT KX13A2F1 Rev01-M A1S37
13.6AT P/N 13A011 Rev01-A

Thanks, again, Peter. Hope to hear back from you soon.

Oops....almost forgot . . . . the second drive is Win98, but not much else and I don't believe I still have the 98 install disk.

Edited by totianni, 20 November 2005 - 10:38 AM.

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Ok let’s try a basic hook up
Do you know what the jumpers are on a drive?

If yes on the Maxtor drive can you see jumper 50 if yes remove the jumper block
So it becomes a Slave drive.
Check the Jumper on the Quantum for Master
Quantam Jumpers
Plug the Quantum Fireball Plus KX on the cable in the position that the Maxtor is on
Then put the Maxtor on the other connection.(middle of cable)

Grab a pen and paper.
Reboot into your bios Have a look at the disc drive set-up - should be the 1st option.
In the hard disc section it should have either 1 of 3 things
1) Auto detect
2) A drive number (such as 9)
3) User
If it is auto detect on master leave it at this. Then move to slave drive and change it to auto detect save the changes and reboot.
If it has a drive number write it down
If it has User then write down all the details of number of cylinders, heads and sectors also on the last column does it say LBA.

If it has a drive number move to the slave drive and put the number in and make sure all the details for cylinders, heads and sectors are the same.

If it is user then change the slave to user, put all the details in the slave position
Go back to the master and change it to user (unless it was auto detect)
Once it is in user mode you can add the details for the Quantum drive.

Cylinders = 16383
Heads = 16
Sectors = 63

This should then show a drive size of about 13-14 gigs
Save your changes and reboot.
Does the computer boot?
Also when the computer boots at the 1st screen it will show what kind of BIOS you have please note this.
The reason for the pen and paper is to write down the hard drive settings that are in the set-up page before changing anything.

IF something is not clear or you do not know how to do any steps DO NOTHING
And let me know.
Cheers
Peterm

Edited by peterm, 21 November 2005 - 02:43 AM.

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Before I start changing things around, do I need any of the information as it stands right now?

Yes, I know what jumpers are. There are 10 jumper pins with 2 jumpers on the ME drive and it is plugged in at the end of the cable.

The 98 drive only has 8 pins and wasn't plugged in at all.

Do you need any bios info before I disconnect the ME drive?
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No the bios info can wait - only if this does not work
You ok with the rest of this.
OR would you like to Just get the 98 drive to go 1st make sure it boots OK
then add the ME drive - 1 step at a time so it is not so overwhelming.
Cheers
Peterm

Edited by peterm, 21 November 2005 - 10:42 PM.

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Ok ... just one step at a time.
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How do I know which of the 2 jumpers is the J50 on the ME drive?
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I looked here: http://service.maxto.....m jumpers.htm

but the jumpers on my drive are vertical on the first set of pins and horizontal across the top on the 2nd and 3rd set of pins. None of the diagrams are set the same as mine.
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I couldn't get into Control H for BIOS; it kept loading right into Win98. I could enter CMOS SETUP through DEL key and have options for Advanced BIOS. Is the the information I need to write down?
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I removed the first jumper, but left the horizontal jumper on the Maxtor ME drive and plugged it into the middle of the cable. I plugged the Quantum 98 drive into the end of cable. It has one jumper on the first set of pins (vertically). I plugged most of the computer back in and booted. It wanted to boot to 98, but I hit DEL to enter CMOS Setup. It must have automatically set the drives, because the Primary Master is the Quantum 98 drive and the Primary Slave is the Maxtor.

However, in 98, I cannot see the Slave drive.

I restarted in DOS and there is no D-drive.

Does something else need to be modified? Do you need any info from the settings?

Edited by totianni, 21 November 2005 - 11:42 PM.

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I went back into CMOS and looked at the slave settings and they were set to NONE. I changed it to auto and saved it to CMOS. I then rebooted and as it was booting I got the error that one of my drives may ???? and scandisk started running. It stopped at about 25% to tell me there was a problem, but that it would try to pass this and is continuing now to 52% on drive D.
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Scandisk appears to be stuck at 52%.

Should I just exit and see if this worked?
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Well, it finally moved on to 53% . . . now its up to 57%. I'll keep you posted.
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It completed part of the scan and is now running a surface scan. It looks like there are quite a few bad sectors, but it's still processing.

ScanDisk is gathering information it needs to safeguard the contents of drive D during surface scan.
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