Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Delete Recovery Partition? Had bad virus

09 May 2010   #1
moreyos

Vista and 7
 
 
Delete Recovery Partition? Had bad virus

I just installed Windows 7 on my parents laptop, they got that Fake AntiSpyware virus which Geek Squad at BestBuy...geniuses...not. Cost $130 and they "recommend" a $65 antivirus, which my mother thought would be a great idea while not telling me..

Anyways, I installed Windows 7 and I saw in the boot menu the option for Windows Vista...so I am pretty sure it is still there. I know there were two partitions when I installed. One was recovery at 10 gigs and the other was like 90 gigs or something (which I installed to)...anyways, I'm hoping to completely get rid of this virus, and I'm thinking now that it may not even affect 7?

What do you guys think? Delete recovery partition? I have Windows.old in the C drive which contains all the old program files. So that worries me a bit.

Thanks for any input, I really appreciate it!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 May 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moreyos View Post
I just installed Windows 7 on my parents laptop, they got that Fake AntiSpyware virus which Geek Squad at BestBuy...geniuses...not. Cost $130 and they "recommend" a $65 antivirus, which my mother thought would be a great idea while not telling me..

Anyways, I installed Windows 7 and I saw in the boot menu the option for Windows Vista...so I am pretty sure it is still there. I know there were two partitions when I installed. One was recovery at 10 gigs and the other was like 90 gigs or something (which I installed to)...anyways, I'm hoping to completely get rid of this virus, and I'm thinking now that it may not even affect 7?

What do you guys think? Delete recovery partition? I have Windows.old in the C drive which contains all the old program files. So that worries me a bit.

Thanks for any input, I really appreciate it!

The only way you can be sure is to format and start all over. there are nasty's now that copy themselves to every share, partition, and network connection.

If you want to be sure format and re-install

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2010   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Do as Ken said. Also, have your parents change all their passwords from another computer that you know is 'clean'.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


11 May 2010   #4
moreyos

Vista and 7
 
 

I probably should have reformated...I don't know why I forgot that step.

She's having the problem now that her computer freezes for like a minute at a time. I'll probably reformat and start again. Do you think that will fix it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #5
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I would deep clean the HDD. This may take a few hours depending on the size of the disk, but everything will be wiped securely.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command[2]=General Tips

As mentioned above, it would be a great idea to change all passwords from a known clean computer. The sooner the better.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Delete Recovery Partition? Had bad virus




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can I delete the healthy (recovery partition)?
I am not sure if this is right forum. I go into Computer - Manage - Disk Management, right click and it shows no option to delete, only "help". I clone the whole hard drive once in awhile and don't want it neither in my computer nor clone hard drive. Windows 7 Home Prem. notebook. ...
Installation & Setup
Can I delete the recovery partition and then re-install it
I would like to merge two partitions, Partition (C) and Partition (Z). The problem is that the Recovery partition (D) is in between the two partitions I want to merge and only adjacent partitions can be merged.:confused: I would like to know if I can copy & paste the (D) partition to an external...
Hardware & Devices
Recovery not working and couldn't able tomake recovery partition activ
Product Name and Operating system: DV6 21124el (windows 7 ultimate 32bit) Hi, I have this laptop for the last 3 years and never used the recovery option as I didn't need to, the recovery partition is there never been formated, now my windows is too slow and wanted to restore it to factory...
Software
Windows 7 Delete recovery partition?
I have a Presario Compaq CQ60 laptop I've been to their chat they said if I install Windows7 It will erase/delete my recovery partition.. is there anyway i can avoid this? I'm making a recovery disks right now will that help?:rolleyes:
Backup and Restore
Delete "HP recovery partition" ok?
I have not backed up my system for 2 years, last time it was brand new with vista, now I have win 7. This partition is taking up a couple of gigs of hard drive space. So is it OK for me to wipe this partition clean? Does it auto-save stuff on it?
Backup and Restore

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App