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Blanking out sector 0???

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Does anyone know of the virus that blanks out the sector 0 on your hard drive, effectively destroying it? I work in retail that requires me to fix computers every now and then. I connected what i thought was a dead HDD to another machine and checked it out. I found out that its sector 0 had been zeroed out. Any ideas? A quick google search revealed nothing...

I'm not sure if this is what

I'm not sure if this is what you're talking about, but give it a look;

http://www.bluetack.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=18800

Unfortunately, I do not know where to obtain such a virus, it is probably pretty rare

only sector 0?

only sector 0? or other sectors? It can be also an error of hd not necessarily malware... Try with an utility like winhex...