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Windows 7: Disk Managment void of anything

26 Sep 2010   #1
youra6

32 bit Ultimate
 
 
Disk Managment void of anything

Hi guys,

When I get to disk managment under admin tools, W7 thinks that there are no logical or primary partitions.

Command using "diskpart" yields the same results. I heard that this could be consequence of a virus or malware and I scanned using MSE and it found some malicious software.

Maybe its because of my MBR being corrupted somehow, but I dont know how to fix it if W7 cant identity my partitions.

Anyways heres a SS



Many thanks guys


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27 Sep 2010   #2
youra6

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

bump... anybody?
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27 Sep 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ANTI-VIRUS - VIRUS and MALWARE REMOVAL / PROTECTION
1. Download MalwareBytes. Malwarebytes Malwarebytes
2. Disconnect from the Internet.
3. Disable your present antivirus software and firewall.
4. Remove your present antivirus software and firewall.
5. Install and run the MalwareBytes Quick Scan (remove any bad guys). 3min 29secs on my laptop.
6. Reconnect to Internet.
7. Update MalwareBytes.
8. Run malwarebytes quick scan again.(remove any bad guys). 3min 38secs on my laptop.
9. Run MalwareBytes full scan. 16min 8secs on my laptop. With large,full disk ~2hours.
A. Disable your present antivirus software and firewall
B. Remove your present antivirus software
C. Download Microsoft Security Essentials.
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
D. Run Microsoft Security Essentials. Quick Scan - ~8 min on my laptop.
E. Run Microsoft Security Essentials. Full Scan - ~ 1hr 50 min on my laptop.
Now I advise you to uninstall MalwareBytes and only install again when and if you need it.
Why?, you ask. Leaving MalwareBytes installed slowed my system. AutoRuns showed MalwareBytes processes running even after exiting from MalwareBytes.
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27 Sep 2010   #4
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Nice!
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27 Sep 2010   #5
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I disagree with the last 6 suggestions. It's only your opinion that MSE is the best AV solution (when lots of people suggest otherwise) and Mbam runs fine on my machine and lots of others so suggesting he remove that is not necessarily a good idea.
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27 Sep 2010   #6
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
I disagree with the last 6 suggestions. It's only your opinion that MSE is the best AV solution (when lots of people suggest otherwise) and Mbam runs fine on my machine and lots of others so suggesting he remove that is not necessarily a good idea.
OK, so don't uninstall Malwarebytes, I have it and it doesn't slow down my PC.

But, I agree Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes work perfectly and many agree. Sorry NOD32 you disappointed me once! LOL

I've never seen a screenshot like that, must be a virus.
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27 Sep 2010   #7
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Is this a recent clean install, if so you have alot of choices. Use a restore point prior to this happening, do a clean install of os if you don't want to hunt for viruses
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27 Sep 2010   #8
youra6

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for all the suggestions... but I already scanned with both. Yet the problem was not fixed.

Has anybody experienced this and found a solution?

I downloaded a couple of partition utilities, and they can locate the partitions. However, like the image I showed you, Windows cannot locate them.
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27 Sep 2010   #9
youra6

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

Sorry for the double post, but another issue is that I cannot even install another OS on the second partition since Windows cannot find ANY Partition (basicially windows thinks that there is NO hard drive to install itself onto).
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27 Sep 2010   #10
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I would try a Repair Install
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