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Jim January 4, 2014 11:16 PM

delete master boot registry ? (SOLVED)
 
need to remove and add master boot registry (hard drive obviously) due to rootkit infection,prevents antivirus from updating or scanning,ran a malware removal tool 1 infection "fixed" AV still no go,is there a way to do this from within win7 as drive is installed as a secondary?

drive was given to me,ether way I want to wipe it completely for security reasons

googled first,not getting down the right path,not much in the forum

thanks

used this https://partedmagic.com/

Perineum January 4, 2014 11:35 PM

have you tried TDSS Killer from Kaspersky?

KaptCrunch January 4, 2014 11:37 PM

yes if the computer has AV on it and up to date, just install it as a secondary and scan the whole drive

wanting data ? or just format the drive if no data needed

ZZLEE January 5, 2014 12:18 AM

If you don't need anything on the drive.

Format LINUX on the drive
Update Drivers from drive web site.
Format to windows

should be good

Edit: IF you have a marvel stata 6 controller PM me ( not fore open forums but works like a charm )

Whats the drive we are working on?

Jim January 5, 2014 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZZLEE (Post 751320)
If you don't need anything on the drive.

Format LINUX on the drive
Update Drivers from drive web site.
Format to windows

should be good

Edit: IF you have a marvel stata 6 controller PM me ( not fore open forums but works like a charm )

Whats the drive we are working on?

https://partedmagic.com/used this from a thumb drive,it's a complete distro with great disk tools,got me what I wanted,however using the Gparted tool I couldn't figure out how consolidate the two partitions into one,working on that still just to learn something new.And it has easy one click MBR removal which is nice.

Jim January 6, 2014 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perineum (Post 751314)
have you tried TDSS Killer from Kaspersky?

good product thanks

Jim January 6, 2014 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KaptCrunch (Post 751316)
yes if the computer has AV on it and up to date, just install it as a secondary and scan the whole drive

wanting data ? or just format the drive if no data needed

thanks Kapt

Chris January 6, 2014 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim (Post 751361)
https://partedmagic.com/used this from a thumb drive,it's a complete distro with great disk tools,got me what I wanted,however using the Gparted tool I couldn't figure out how consolidate the two partitions into one,working on that still just to learn something new.And it has easy one click MBR removal which is nice.

I use gparted all the time (my main os is debian). To consolidate 2 partitions, you have to delete one and expand the one the is left. The expansion will take a few minutes, but it will work. I have used it on win8 to change 2 partition to 1 single partition.

Jim January 6, 2014 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris (Post 751462)
I use gparted all the time (my main os is debian). To consolidate 2 partitions, you have to delete one and expand the one the is left. The expansion will take a few minutes, but it will work. I have used it on win8 to change 2 partition to 1 single partition.

um yea works just as advertised,more of a dumb operator problem than anything,how ever still shows an unallocated space approx 5% less than the total size of the drive,hmm...


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