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Old Mar 02, 2003, 02:58 PM
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It may be your MBR...perhaps you have a boot virus.
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Old Mar 02, 2003, 03:36 PM
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yoshter, what is an MBR, I was thinking that I had somekind of a boot virus
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Old Mar 02, 2003, 03:48 PM
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Master Boot Record. Stores the important stuff that the BIOS and OS need to boot, like size, volume labels, etc.

Boot virus = bad. Norton can't detect it as the boot virus runs when the computer starts. You'd probably need to LLF the drive, using Maxtor's LLF software, which is probably somewhere on their site.
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Old Mar 02, 2003, 04:00 PM
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what is the LLF? and so ill just need to download Maxtor's LLF software and put it on a floppy and then boot to it and it will detect if i have a boot virus?
Thanks for the help
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Old Mar 02, 2003, 04:04 PM
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LLF = Low-Level-Format. This will efffectively change the drive to a factory-fresh state: NOTHING ON IT! But, I would check Maxtor's instructions, as I haven't done a LLF for awhile, so I woudl check with someone who knows about LLFs. you could e-mail Maxtor.
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Old Mar 02, 2003, 04:06 PM
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I use AVG, free antivirus - very good one - and it has a feature checking the system also on the boot sequence. I think there are other antivirus programs with a such feature. Did you try to install Win 98 SE? It's interesting if the old OS is, eventually, better in this case?
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