I hope anyone can kindly help me here:
One day, my computer kept re-booting itself upon start up, even though I could see the initial Win XP Pro screen.
I removed all the old hard-disks, took a new unformatted one, and tried to reinstall the OS. However, there was a message saying BOOT SECTOR VIRUS. CONTINUE?
I seem to get different responses to this issue. I googled it and Wiki says to flash my BIOS. One colleague says that's normal and to proceed, since the BIOS thinks there's a virus when the boot sector of the new hard-disk is being modified. Another friend says to continue also, as formatting the disk will remove any virus anyway.
So I'm pretty confused now. Should I flash my BIOS or proceed with installing the Win XP? Was the re-booting from the old hard disk due to virus in the old disk itself rather than the BIOS being affected?
Hope computer gurus out there can offer me some advice. Appreciate it! THANK U!