WINNT directory disappears

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  1. doug6949

    doug6949 Registered Member

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    My father recently upgraded from W98 to W2K and from dial-up to cable. Something entered his machine within days that caused restarts and hid the WINNT directory.

    Reformatting (including deleting the old partition) did not solve the problem. A new hard drive solved it, however, the old drive was only a few months old. Any guesses as to what happened?

    TNX
    Doug
     
  2. Happy Bytes

    Happy Bytes Guest

    I'll place a bet it was a Seagate HDD ;) In most cases it helps NOT to recreate the same partition size. Means put a small partition on the top before trying to create the system partition.
     
  3. doug6949

    doug6949 Registered Member

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    OK, I suppose the reformat could have gone wrong. Is it likely that the original partition/format/install of W2000 caused the disappearance of WINNT? Or is there a known virus/trojan that hides the directory and causes restarts?

    I was not aware that re-partitioning a HD can kill it.
     
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