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SubjectWAY OT--Crisis...virus! Need help
A friend of mine here at Penn has a weird problem. I think it may have
been caused by a virus. He normally runs windows, and this evening after
midnight, he tried to play a game and his computer froze up. After
reboot he couldnt get anything to work. I booted with 2.0.36 and 2.2.6
off of boot disks. Everything goes normal...the chipset is setup
correctly. It barfs when it gets to checking the partitions. The swapper
(pid 1 process nr: 1) gives a general protection fault. What can I do to
further check out his drive. Is this looking like his chipset/hard drive
firmware is corrupted. We had a campus email that came out thise week on
the "Chernobyl Virus" I cant remember the exact message, but i remember
that the virus was toting bios corruption and motherboard frying. I
dismissed it as FUD, but maybe it is true. Anyhelp would be much
apprecitated because he has papers due for finals this week. I also
appologize for being so far off topic, but maybe this will give insite
to those of us wishing to diagnose nasty HD problems.
Thank you
Nic
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Nicholas Henke
University of Pennsylvania
Class of 2002
215-417-5665
(ht/ft)tp://bs28-222-095.resnet.upenn.edu
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