I've had to plug the hard drive into my Desktop just to restore the partitions, for some reason after the virus killed the boot sector Windows Recovery Console and FixMBR completely deleted the partitions. I was able to restore them, and the files are all there, but I'm having to relearn how to look through all of the boot files and check everything because the easy fixes aren't working, and the Recovery console still acts like the partition isn't there. Hiren's Boot CD can see it just fine, as can my Desktop, so I'm just having to search through gobs of forum fixes for other problems to see if I can find a solution for mine. Fun fun. I'd wipe the guy's hard drive and just restore windows, but he has expensive proprietary software he can't get back without a huge fee installed on the drive.