Can SFC be used on an external drive?

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by fgdfhfgd, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. fgdfhfgd

    fgdfhfgd Guest

    I am trying to fix a harddrive that was corrupted by a trojan. It messed
    things up to the extent that Windows XP pro wouldn't even boot into Safe
    Mode and gave a BSOD.

    I took the drive out and scanned it as an external drive to another
    computer. AVG and then Kaspersky both found worms/trojans that I removed.
    I put the drive back in its PC but it still won't boot. After XP tried to
    repair it, it's stuck in a cycle: XP boots to Safe Mode now, setup is
    continuing, setup can't work in Safe Mode, reboots to Safe Mode, etc etc

    I'm guessing that some system files have been deleted or corrupted on the
    drive and I'd like to try and repair/replace them with SFC but I don't know
    if this can be done with it being an external drive to another computer
    running Windows 2000.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated

    Tony
     
    fgdfhfgd, Nov 28, 2007
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  2. fgdfhfgd

    David B. Guest

    Not possible AFAIK, put the drive back in it's respective PC, boot from the
    XP installation CD and do a repair install.

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    "fgdfhfgd" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns99F6A0958AB9Chfdhgfdfdsafcom@216.168.3.44...
    >I am trying to fix a harddrive that was corrupted by a trojan. It messed
    > things up to the extent that Windows XP pro wouldn't even boot into Safe
    > Mode and gave a BSOD.
    >
    > I took the drive out and scanned it as an external drive to another
    > computer. AVG and then Kaspersky both found worms/trojans that I removed.
    > I put the drive back in its PC but it still won't boot. After XP tried to
    > repair it, it's stuck in a cycle: XP boots to Safe Mode now, setup is
    > continuing, setup can't work in Safe Mode, reboots to Safe Mode, etc etc
    >
    > I'm guessing that some system files have been deleted or corrupted on the
    > drive and I'd like to try and repair/replace them with SFC but I don't
    > know
    > if this can be done with it being an external drive to another computer
    > running Windows 2000.
    >
    > Any advice is greatly appreciated
    >
    > Tony
     
    David B., Nov 28, 2007
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