thank fro the advise IchNiSan


Yes I haev TWO zip programs installed on my computer

Winzip 8.0 and powerdesk Pro

however I think I found the darn problem..

I went to the housecall web site to scan ONCE again froa virus

( I have norton anti virus 2000 installed on my computer and it found NOTHING)

Do you know PC Cilin found one of the most OLDEST virus I have ever read about and is seldomly found..

TRACERST.exe wich is a virus that attacks the Physical hard disk partition table, then moves on to destroy all executable and sytem files until all is wiped out.

for some you can even format your hard drive,but when re installing, the virus is still somehow there ( Don't know how)

Each time I use a Norton product it never works... ( why??)

Now for the hard part....

I cannot clean the danr partition table if it is in USE...
how do I get into my partition table without running the drive?
I know how to DELETE the partition table in DOC by running fdisk.
but to CLEAN it for infected virus??

thank for all your help everyone... I just lose all I got and hope to get things back I guess....

*TRACERST*

Virus type: Boot


Description:
This is a memory resident Boot virus. It is detected by the latest pattern file.

Solution:

Trend customers

Keep your pattern file and scan engine updated. Trend Micro antivirus software can clean or remove most types of viruses. Certain viruses, such as Trojans, scripts, overwriting viruses and joke programs which are identified as "uncleanable", should simply be deleted.