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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:53 am 
Black Belt
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I´m having an issue with Windows XP SP3 that seem to be could be the remainings of a virus infection.

My computer recognizes and mount the USB keyboard and mouse and an external HDD that I made with the circuitry of an external CDRW and an IDE 40GB HDD. when I put any flash device in the USB port It is at first recognized but windows doesn´t mount the partitions in the devices and put them as hidden. I have to use the partition find and mount (excellent program) to get access the data stored in the flash devices.

On the other hand windows doesn´t recognizes the HDD in the Primary Master IDE Position, the disk works perfectly in MS-DOS, but when I boot Windows simply disapears!!. I moved it to the Primary Slave IDE position and it works perfectly in windows!!

Is that the remaining of a Virus Infection?, If so is there any way to recover it without a complete new windows installations?. I tried the repairing of the windows installation but not solved the problem

Many Thanks in Advance,


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P5S800-VM ASUS Motherboard
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XFX nVidia 6200 256 MB AGP 8x Video Card
80 GB Seagate SATA HDD
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:29 am 
Mobo-fu Master
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sounds like a group policy "hide local drives". not sure if that is a virus or remnants of a networking mandatory profile of some sort.

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