Virus that can delete disk partitions

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  1. wingman4ever

    wingman4ever Notebook Consultant

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    Hi everybody,

    So today something very weird has happend to my Clevo M860TU.
    I was surfing on the internet and found a very handy tool that could make my PS3 controller work on Windows. But that tool was just a demo so I thought I'll just download the crack and see if I like it or not. And if it's good I'll buy it.

    But just when I opened the crack. My laptop showed a Blue Screen of Death. And I was like okay... I'll just wait till it restarts and delete the crack.

    But noo the problem was much bigger than that. As soon my laptop restarted it gave an error. It says that it could not find a operating system. I then realised it was a real big problem. I was trying to solve the problem for about 3 hours.

    I was resetting the BIOS, Reapplying the HDD, used the Windows repair tool. Nothing worked! So I then did some research and found a very handy tool that could bring back deleted partitions. And thank god it worked.

    So my questions is: Is a virus capable to do that? And if not then how the fck did this happen?

    Thank you all for reading I hope someone can answer my question.

    I am using Windows 7 btw and I have a Hitachi 320GB 5400RPM HDD.
    I never had problems with my HDD my temps usaully idles around 47~51c.
     
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    What likely happened was the master boot record was corrupted. If this is the case, you can boot using the XP/Vista(?) CD/DVD and get to the command line. Then you should be able to run a command like fixmbr (google for more info).

    A virus should not be able to delete a partition (at least not the OS partition because it's marked as in use).

    If you want to use your PS3 controller on Windows, you can use/run the installer in the attached zip file. I've used this successfully with emulators, the only problem is that it only works for 32-bit OSes (I don't recall if I've tried it with Win7).
     

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