I think it’s a virus and I think it must have come via an attachment I didn’t open, ‘deleted’ immediately but I didn’t immediately ‘empty’ the trash from Eudora. I’m not sure though, maybe I’m just thinking the worst. This is what I have;
Running Win2000, the Hard Drive kicks in, the initial DOS screen shows and starts its gig, <eek/ping> noise, Auto Detecting Pri-Mast then wham! screen switches to:
NO ROM BASIC
System Halted _
Also, the keyboard is dead.
The first sign of something being wrong was when the IE browser started having a mind of its own (giant text sizes, etc).
Btw, I’m running Linux Red Hat for curiosity on the second partition – it would be no problem losing that if it were to save the day on the Win2000 partition.
As I’m not sure what it is, I’m not sure how to proceed. The guys at the computer shop will do what they do, which is to recover the data as best they can. But I’m hoping there might be a more complete solution available;
(a) What happens if I were to just try and reload Win2000, is that an option?
(b) What would happen if I loaded Win2000 on the other partition and then merged the partition to one – never ‘unpartitioned’ so I don’t know what happens (I do have Partition Magic, if that helps)?
© Is it possible to deal with this any other way other than just to try and rescue the data ?