Two qustions about formatting hard drive
Posted on 2002-03-05
I had formatted my C drive (20G) and tried to install Windows98 on it. Averything was fine before installation of Windows98. When Windows98 setup started to install, it displayed a message: "Boot Write, VIRUS!!!" and stuck.
I judged there is a virus in the Boot Sector. In order to kill it, I did:
A:\> fdisk/mbr <ENTER>
A:\> sys c: <ENTER>
A:\> format c:/s <ENTER>
I believe that these operations will kill any virus hiding in the Boot Sector. However, after the operations, I still got the same problem in the process of installation of windows98.
Could anybody tell me whether the operations above are incorrect? say, A:\> format c:/s <ENTER> should be A:\> format c: <ENTER>, or other?
And how to solve this problem (I don't mind to re-format the drive if it can kill all of virus).