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SubjectRe: WAY OT--Crisis...virus! Need help

Oh, boy. Yeah, it is the Chernobyl virus most likely. I think this one
destroys the OS.


On Mon, 26 Apr 1999, Nicholas Henke wrote:

> 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
> --
> Nicholas Henke
> University of Pennsylvania
> Class of 2002
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