Can a virus delete your ntldr?

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Can a virus delete your ntldr?

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This question was answered on June 14, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Make that drive a slave in another pc (Make sure you have an updated antivirus program running ) You should be able to read and copy the data from the bad drive even though you can't boot the drive The only workaround for this problem that I have found is to install windows again OVER the old version It will ask you when you boot if you want to install a new version or repair, choose to install.

It will then search for the previous version of the OS and give you the option to repair that version This time choose repair You will lose all the service packs and the critical updates and the such, but as far as I have found, the remainder of the OS is completely intact accounts still exist and other programs still work just fine.

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Posted by Raymond of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 14, 2004