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Old 11-15-2005, 11:51 PM   #1
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Hello there! My girlfriend has an asus P48266-C motherboard and it will not allow me to do a complete hard drive erase. I have tried booting the computer from the a drive (made a boot disc) and even the cd-rom and the computer will still not recognize the software. I am trying to erase the the HD because of a virus. I am wondering if the virus is interfering with this process. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.
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Old 11-16-2005, 04:09 AM   #2
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Hi and Welcome to TSF.

You shouldn't need to erase the drive because of a possible virus. There are other ways to sort you out.

Can you access Windows? Does the PC boot up OK? If yes then please have a look here for instructions on running scans and posting a HijackThis log.

If you can't do this post back here and we'll see what else we can do.

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hello, if your HD was made by Maxtor or Seagate (and I believe WD as well) you should be able to download software like Maxtor's Maxblast or Seagate tools, which would allow you to do a full format and wipe of the MBR from their respective websites You'll beed a blank floppy.. when you run the programs they will prompt you to make a boot disk that will allow you to do what you want. You may want to follow Glaswegian's advice first !
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