I Have An Idea...

This post is continuing from this thread: http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?p=8429#post8429

I thought of something; I may not have an MBR problem on my computer. I think I might have an actual BIOS virus. I need to know where I can download BIOS files for toshiba satellite computers; and how to activate BIOS from a flash drive on startup, so I can re-install it. I know this is extremely risky, but I'm getting desperate. If someone can provide me with this information, it would be great. Thanks.



Mostly Harmless
Staff member
There is no such thing as a BIOS virus.

And you have to have an MBR for your hard drive to even be seen.
Really? I was asking some other people who knew computers well, and I asked them what they think the problem was. They suggested that it could be a BIOS virus. So, either they didn't know what they were talking about, or they were playing a joke on me. Wow, I feel like an idiot. :shame:

Mak 2.0

Staff member
There is not BIOS VIrus but there are boot sector viruses. Which is most likely what you ahve. Need to use a applicaiton like Avast which does a scan of your system before anything boots which could help root out this problem. But since you dont even have a working OS selector a format of the drive and a re-install of a OS would get rid of this issue.