[RC5] Re: rc5-digest V1 #167

Mike Harms mikeh at bechamp.com
Mon Mar 16 14:46:41 EST 1998


I agree.  The MBR being incorrect could be caused by a Virus or failing
media.  Before doing anything to fix it, I would backup important
information and then attempt to correct it.  If it is failing media it
could crash after the MBR is rewritten causing a loss of access to the
partitions.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	jcwren at atlanta.com [SMTP:jcwren at atlanta.com]
> Sent:	Monday, March 16, 1998 2:30 PM
> To:	rc5 at llamas.net
> Subject:	Re: [RC5] Re: rc5-digest V1 #167
> 
> That's a pretty arbitrary thing to tell someone to go do, without more
> knowledge of the system.  If he has some kind of disk management
> software (to allow larger hard drives on older systems), you'll have
> just killed his ability to boot the system.
> 
> On Mon, 16 Mar 1998 11:54:32 -0800, you wrote:
> 
> >Hello Aaron!
> >
> >Aaron Cannon wrote:
> >
> >> So that's what's (is that correct English?) been screwing with my
> >> computer.
> >> On a related note, last few times I've booted my computer, it has
> given me
> >> a message that I might have a virus because my boot record has been
> >> modified.  Any ideas?
> >
> >Open a dos prompt.  Type:  FDISK /MBR <Enter>
> >Then re-boot.
> >
> >That should solve your problem.  If it does not, you need anti-viral
> utils.
> 
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