I have a computer running Windows 98SE (legal version that I own) I booted up the computer today and the message says ILLEGAL MICROSOFT LICENCE DETECTED YOU ARE IN VIOLATION OF THE MILLENIUM COPYRIGHT ACT YOUR UNAUTHORISED LICENCE HAS BEEN REVOKED FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT click here. I contacted them and they inform me that my computer has a virus. I am unable to reload windows and all the contents of my hard disk appear to have been wiped. Is this a boot virus and what can I do to remedy the situation and hopefully save the contents of my hard disk?
Horrifying story which I shall follow until it is resolved.............Gaz 25 must be right, it is no use looking for inaccessible data until the virus is cleared.
When it is clear, it might be worth looking via good oldfashioned DOS to see what really is available before going into a damaged Windows system, particularly if there is some re-installation to be done.
Sorry for the delay in replying to Gaz 25, Diemmess and DieSse. The outcome of my situation was that when I spoke to a helpful assistant at PC World regarding Norton Antivirus he advised me that I should buy a new hard disk. However, determined not to be beaten I felt that if I could re partition my existing disk that had been wiped by the virus I would be on to a winner - and that's exactly what I did. Thanks to you all for your advice!
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