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Dorrod

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OK...I got this PC from a friend of a friend and they said that someone was controlling thier PC...so they give it to me and they said i can just reformat it to get the virus off. Well I tried to reformat it but it gave me an error saying there was a file missing from my XP Pro CD. My first thought was...bad CD...so I tried it in a different PC and it loaded just fine..so obviously its not the CD. Then i went online and found downloads for boot disks. I DL'd the 95 boot disk so I could FDisk the drive...I too everything off that way and well the error keeps coming up...I also tried reseting the bios. Another wierd thing I noticed is in DOS the background is black and the characters are orange and only some are white...odd...ive never seen this before. the 95 boot disk I DL'd didnt have an MBR reset...I'm not sure if that would help at all..If you guys could help at all it would be great...I'm not sure if a 98 boot disk would be better, let me know if I should try that. Thanks in advance.


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you said you fdisked the harddrive and took all the files off that way. did you delete the msdos partition??

teh virus may be hiding in the root directory or the dos directory.
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Yes I deleted all the parttions. I remebered a time where my teacher told me to reset the MBR with a boot disk and it fixed the promblem we were having but i cant find a dl that has the xtra files needed for it and I dont have any 95/98 OSs to try it out myself...anyone know of a place where i might find it?
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Try here maybe one of these will help.

http://www.bootdisk.com/
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