December 10th, 2003, 08:27 AM
Hardware or a virus problem?
I work with a win 2000 network. I got message on a win 2000 Professional computer: "inaccessible boot device..".I restart in a recovery console and ran chkdsk c: /r, and after that the computer booted normaly.After few minutes I received a message that indicates a problem with a registry key "configure/security/" and the computer could not boot again
How can i tell if it is a hardware problem or a mbr virus?
December 10th, 2003, 10:37 AM
December 11th, 2003, 11:59 AM
RE: Hardware or a virus problem?
Today I tried to recover the computer again but:
1. Recovery console: fixboot didn't help
2. Recovery console: chkdsk c: /r (again) didn't help
so, I tried to
3. format c:
We use Compaq PC with Compaq CD. After formating, Instaling the OS didn't pass normaly, I received a message: couldn't copy gpedit.dll and (maybe a wrong decision but) I restarted the computer and tried again. It didn't work.
I don't have very much time to experiment because I work with a big computer network, and Imy college insissted to send the computer to the service. I still suppose it was maight be a computer virus. The floppies that the user used couldn't be formated also because of unrecognized file system!
December 11th, 2003, 12:19 PM
Sounds like you are strapped for time. You might be better off backing-up the critical data and performing a clean install (deleting the old partitions).
Good luck, curious to hear how this pans out.