i have an external 1Tb drive and i have had a fairly devastating virus on it. the virus puts some icons on my desktop then has fake alerts pop up then my cpu usage sky rockets and then windows will not open. i have scanned the drive over and over. i have put my computer into safe mode and scanned it repeatedly with several virus scans. my laptop is duel booted right now with windows xp pro, and ubuntu (ordered the disc for the stickers.) so if anyone has any idea how i can get the virus off my drive i would like to hear it. i am trying to avoid formating the drive but i will if it comes down to it. i do have about 800gb of stuff on the drive that i would rather not lose but, if it does come down to it i guess i will if i have to.