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delete master boot registry ? (SOLVED)

Jim

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need to remove and add master boot registry (hard drive obviously) due to rootkit infection,prevents antivirus from updating or scanning,ran a malware removal tool 1 infection "fixed" AV still no go,is there a way to do this from within win7 as drive is installed as a secondary?

drive was given to me,ether way I want to wipe it completely for security reasons

googled first,not getting down the right path,not much in the forum

thanks

used this https://partedmagic.com/
 
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KaptCrunch

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yes if the computer has AV on it and up to date, just install it as a secondary and scan the whole drive

wanting data ? or just format the drive if no data needed
 

ZZLEE

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If you don't need anything on the drive.

Format LINUX on the drive
Update Drivers from drive web site.
Format to windows

should be good

Edit: IF you have a marvel stata 6 controller PM me ( not fore open forums but works like a charm )

Whats the drive we are working on?
 
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Jim

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If you don't need anything on the drive.

Format LINUX on the drive
Update Drivers from drive web site.
Format to windows

should be good

Edit: IF you have a marvel stata 6 controller PM me ( not fore open forums but works like a charm )

Whats the drive we are working on?
https://partedmagic.com/used this from a thumb drive,it's a complete distro with great disk tools,got me what I wanted,however using the Gparted tool I couldn't figure out how consolidate the two partitions into one,working on that still just to learn something new.And it has easy one click MBR removal which is nice.
 
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Chris

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https://partedmagic.com/used this from a thumb drive,it's a complete distro with great disk tools,got me what I wanted,however using the Gparted tool I couldn't figure out how consolidate the two partitions into one,working on that still just to learn something new.And it has easy one click MBR removal which is nice.
I use gparted all the time (my main os is debian). To consolidate 2 partitions, you have to delete one and expand the one the is left. The expansion will take a few minutes, but it will work. I have used it on win8 to change 2 partition to 1 single partition.
 

Jim

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I use gparted all the time (my main os is debian). To consolidate 2 partitions, you have to delete one and expand the one the is left. The expansion will take a few minutes, but it will work. I have used it on win8 to change 2 partition to 1 single partition.
um yea works just as advertised,more of a dumb operator problem than anything,how ever still shows an unallocated space approx 5% less than the total size of the drive,hmm...
 
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