My computer a PCS Direct AGP 1002B Home & Office P266-2, Running Windows 98 Plus, has been "struck down" with a boot virus. I first found out about it when the computer failed to boot up and on running my Ontrack "Fix-It" Rescue Disc the following popped up:- "Trend Chipaway Virus has detected a boot virus on your hard disk!" .... Then followed the instructions - "Press Enter> for more information (recommended) C> to continue booting .... then ... "Complete Virus Protection for the Enterprise" Trend Micro - click here. My wife obtained two floppies from her work with up-to-date AVG Antivirus software BUT they/it FAILED TO FIND THE VIRUS! Any help would be very much appreciated! I am using her Vaio PCG-F801 to send this SOS!
Hi Woodchip, Sorry to take so long replying to your sugestion - BUT is this safe? Surely FDISK formats the WHOLE drive, or does "/MBR" confine it to the boot sector? Some people seem to think that it is rather dangerous to use FDISK, unless you know what you are doing. Many thanks.
Hi woodchip & DieSse, I have at long last plucked up the courage to try FDISK/MBR, BUT it doesn't seem to work, in spite of trying it no less than FIVE times! The computer still boots up into the Windows 98 Start Up screen with "Safe Mode" as option 3. Sometimes it runs to: "While initializing Device TABLET: (or) IOS: Windows protection error. You need to restart your computer." At other times it runs up to the "Windows 98+" then crashes with a sort of "growl"from the internal speaker. When I tried the "Ontrack" rescue disc and ran the disc checker it stopped with the Trend Chipaway Virus message as reported in my original posting. Any further help much appreciated, Bertie