Boot Sector virus

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 1 Forum' started by woody, Nov 15, 2002.

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  1. woody

    woody Registered Member

    Nov 15, 2002
    Can anyone help me, please. I formatted my hard drive then tried to install Win 98SE. I got a message stating
    "Boot Sector Write!!
    VIRUS: Continue (y/n)"
    I could then not do anything. I went into the CMOS settings at startup & disabled Boot sector virus. I was then able to install Win 98SE.
    I've since updated Nod32, scanned, & found nothing! My PC is acting a bit wierd. Have I got a virus, if so how do I clean it or do I not worry. Thank you
  2. Randy_Bell

    Randy_Bell Registered Member

    May 24, 2002
    Santa Clara, CA
    The Win98SE installation program writes to your boot sector, causing this alarm. Most likely your BIOS is set to alarm whenever anything tries to modify your boot sector. Go into CMOS Setup and disable this feature, while installing Win98SE. I assume this is your BIOS doing this, since no software can be on your system until your O.S. is installed. :D
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