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My dad finally bought a new computer, and I took a part his old dell dimension to see if I could take any parts for myself. I added an optical drive to my system from his computer and I really want to add this 260GB hard drive that he had.
The only problem is that his computer was infected with a really nasty virus and I don't really know how I can format this.
I was thinking about using a magnet.
I don't want to format it through his computer because I pretty much took the whole thing apart and I don't feel like putting it back together.
If I put the hardrdive in my computer could the virus move from the old hard drive to my hard drive?
I just want the extra 260 gigs as a place to temporarily store photos and videos before I edit them.
    
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Honest, I would put the old computer back together and format it. Its your safest bet as far as isolating the virus. Why risk your computer if you can just use an old one that isn't being used?
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Download Gparted,http://gparted.sourceforge.net/ and boot it up on the computer with the hard drive, format, then take it out and put it in your computer.
    
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Just hook it up to ure computer and make a UBCD and use the formatting on UBCD to wipe it. Not likely that this virus can spread without getting the chance to execute anything.


http://www.ultimatebootcd.com
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I'm taking a guess here, but I'm guessing the virus is only "active" when it's running in a Windows environment. It's dormant when no operating system is active, so I think it's safe if you connect it to your current rig and format it from there.
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Ok, I think I'll be on the safe side and just put the computer back together and format it there with GPParted.
    
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