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  • Question

  • This is a little confusing for inexperienced. Visualize two parallel interdependent disk order systems: macine level numbering (0-?) and OS level lettering (A-?).

    Yesterday AM all was fine: motherboard AHCI physical plugs 0 (C) - 1 (D) - 2 (E). Windows logical order was the congruent, C(0) - D (1) - E (2). 

    Early afternoon, clicked a Google link to Africa that jumped to Russia and downloaded a Trojan. Virus intercepted by Norton 360. Report to FBI, but that's not going to fix damage.

    1st ACHI plug, 0-C swapped to 1-C / 2nd plug, 1-D swapped to 2-E / 3rd plug, 2-E swapped to 0-D.
    Almost 100% someone malicious with right tool to swap things around got stuck in and swapped things around before getting shoved back out. What's the tool?

    Only fix I know is cosmetic, Control Panel\Computer Management\drive letters only: BIOS and disk letters when reinstall win still BIG mess. BIOS and Computer management numbers still scrambled.

    For example, is there a way using default AHCI hot-plugging to force the SSD drives back into their original good order?
    Other example, diskpart clean all wipes drives clean, so what's the tool reassigns disk numerical order?


    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means, Time held me green and dying Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    • Edited by Disabled web designer Friday, June 7, 2013 11:00 AM I'm not a genius, am i?
    • Moved by Just Karl Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:26 PM Off-Topic
    Friday, June 7, 2013 10:45 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

    This probably should have been asked in the Virus and Malware forum on Microsoft Community.

    Karl


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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Friday, August 8, 2014 4:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:14 PM
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:26 PM

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  • Hello,

    The Windows Desktop Perfmon and Diagnostic tools forum is to discuss performance monitor (perfmon), resource monitor (resmon), and task manager, focusing on HOW-TO, Errors/Problems, and usage scenarios.

    Since your post is off-topic, I am moving it to the off topic forum.

    Karl


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    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:25 PM
  • Hello,

    This probably should have been asked in the Virus and Malware forum on Microsoft Community.

    Karl


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer.
    My Blog: Unlock PowerShell
    My Book: Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible
    My E-mail: -join ('6F6C646B61726C406F75746C6F6F6B2E636F6D'-split'(?<=\G.{2})'|%{if($_){[char][int]"0x$_"}})

    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Friday, August 8, 2014 4:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:14 PM
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:26 PM