Am I doing something wrong? I tell my students that it's hard to physically break their computer (unless they drop it), but all too easy to catch something that will make it so someone else will All comments are previewed, and may be edited before posting. Here's another thread at this forum that's related to your question: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/515165/factory-state-format-reliability/ I have recovered from a couple of malicious infections by deleting the partitions from the infected HDD http://intracom2008.com/hard-drive/virus-that-destroys-data-on-a-hard-drive.html
It just hasn’t happened. No matter how you look at it though, the one thing you'll practically never have to worry about with this method is whether or not you cleaned out all of the Jan November 5, 2008 3:10 AM Just thought this might be worth trying. Is it even possible for a virus to damage hardware, or is this an urban legend?
Toscane Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re: Can any virus survive reformatting the hard drive? Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re: Can any virus survive reformatting the hard drive? Weekly I make a backup to an external disk drive of my "MY Documents" folder.
MY "Genocide Dance" program group: 5 different anti-virus programs, 5 Anti-spyware programs, 5 rootkit cleaners, registry cleaners, system cleaners, uninstall programs works wonders. Have a technician look at the hardware damange and see if it can be repaired.