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virus in hardware

Posted on 2005-04-26
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I was asked to fix someones computer that has millinium.
when I installed the boot disk and ran setup it gave me the error 'program too big to fit in memory'
I think i found the probem but I don't know how to remove it. I think it corrupts the explorer.exe file
I took out the hard drive and did a virus scan and removed the viruses but when I put the hard drive back in the old computer and tried to run the setup again I came to the same problem again.
Is there a program that I can put onto a floppy and disinfect the main memory?
Question by:genesisproject
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blue_zee earned 1000 total points
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Why don't you FDISK and FORMAT before installing?

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Do as Zee suggests above.
It sounds like you've got a virus in the Master Boot Record or
the Partition Tables.

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