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Idiot123

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Stumped Cannot Rename Volume label on Hard Drive
« on: April 14, 2007, 08:57:43 PM »
few years ago when Kazaa first came out I was playing a game with a buddy till 4am & at the time didn't know anything about port forwarding so I just opend my pc up with DMZ.  Since I played till I couldn't see straight went straight to be leaving my machine wide open.

Next morning forgot all about DMZ being open & went right to Kaza  & Downloaded an mp3 file.   Periodically after downloading files & would check to see if file was complete. This time I looked down & the file name was BonJovi.Mp3.VBS

Upon further investigation I found that all of my Mp3 & .Jpg files were named as follows:    .Mp3.vbs & .jpg.vbs    right then & there I knew I was slammed with a virus.    Since I built the PC I figured I would just chalk it up as a loss & reformat the drive to wipe it clean & do a complete fresh install of the os. 

I got to the part where it asks you to name the Volume in FDISK but then I saw that the name of the Volume was in characters much like the ones you see on Playing cards. 

They Looked like Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs & spades.  To this day I still have the hard drive but no Idea how to clean it: have tried using it as a Master & also as a slave but I cannot find an application to rename the files in DOS sinceI do not have the characters.

I know the Hard Drive was Manufactures in 2003 & made by samsung & spinpoint series model# SP800H  I mostlikely at the time was using Win98se

All I want to do is be able to format the hard drive so I can re-use it again but seems like w/o the heart, diamaond, shaped characters in dos  I cannot rename to Volume so I can then delete the existing Partition & Create new one to Format & do a complete re-install of a new OS.


thanks in advance~
yours truely-
Idiot123

GX1_Man

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Re: Stumped Cannot Rename Volume label on Hard Drive
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007, 09:03:45 PM »
Do you have a Win2000 or XP CD? Use that and delete all the partitions and then format it. You do not need to go through FDISK.

Idiot123

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Re: Stumped Cannot Rename Volume label on Hard Drive
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 08:32:32 AM »
Thanks for the tip, Tried last night after I saw your post & this is the error message I got while trying to install  Windows XP PRo:

"The File ql10wnt.sys is corrupted"  SO I googled it & was trying to run Fdsik again.
when I did it I got another message saying no Fixed Disks present so I tried option #2 which was to go to the manufacturer (Samsung) & download the original tools that came with the Hard Drive to Floppy. Upon running those tools I got the application to run for about 2 seconds then it stopped & so I tried basic dos tools like chdsk, scandisk, & every other tool I could use in the help section of DOS.

tried XP PRo installation again & now it will not even find anything. The newest error message I get is "Remove All Media" & press enter to restart.


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    Re: Stumped Cannot Rename Volume label on Hard Drive
    « Reply #3 on: April 15, 2007, 08:48:43 AM »
    Read and follow directions precisely.

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    Re: Stumped Cannot Rename Volume label on Hard Drive
    « Reply #4 on: April 16, 2007, 12:52:52 AM »
    2k Dummy you da man!
    thank you so much, it is hard to describe the problem when you don't know what you're doing, hence the name Id10t123 :)