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Alam
09-03-2000, 08:00 AM
Help I need some help, I have an virus on my computer and
I am trying to install anti-virus software called McAfee. However since I already have a virus I need to use bootScan.

In order to do this the document says that I must create a "Emergency disk". To do this it says that I should use an "unformatted floppy disk"

How do I unformatted a standard formatted floppy disk?
Do you think I can use the standard formatted floppy disk?
Or does unformatted disk simply mean an empty disk?

Please help?

willygog
09-03-2000, 09:15 AM
Originally posted by Alam:
Help I need some help, I have an virus on my computer and
I am trying to install anti-virus software called McAfee. However since I already have a virus I need to use bootScan.

In order to do this the document says that I must create a "Emergency disk". To do this it says that I should use an "unformatted floppy disk"

How do I unformatted a standard formatted floppy disk?
Do you think I can use the standard formatted floppy disk?
Or does unformatted disk simply mean an empty disk?

Please help?

It means a new disc..

Charles Kozierok
09-03-2000, 09:42 AM
It's poor wording on their part. You can use any disk.
If the virus is a bad one and is interfering with your efforts to remove it, consider borrowing a friend's machine to create the boot disk. Just be careful not to do anything to his or her machine in the process. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif If that person has the same AV software as you, it makes things easier.
Good luck.

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rUzz
11-26-2000, 03:45 AM
How do you know you have a virus if you have no virus protection installed?


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