Removal of boot sector viruses from the hard drive
The process needed to remove this type of virus from hard drive and memory is as follows:
NOTE: The instructions below are for Windows 95, 98 and ME. Users of NT, 2K and XP should not reboot their machine and should consult their anti-virus vendor for case-by-case support. The process below will not remove viruses from infected floppies, these must be scanned and disinfected after the memory and hard drive are clean.
- Boot the machine from a clean, write-protected floppy system diskette.
- This will take you to the DOS prompt (something like A:\> .)
- You now need to run your anti-virus scanner or disinfect manually.
DIR C: FDISK /MBR