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Can you get a Virus on a second physical Harddrive?

by xasonshi / July 27, 2013 3:08 AM PDT

Hi everyone,

Can you guys help me out with this question?

I been researched about this, because I planning to get a second hard drive.

I am planning to install a second hard-drive (Physical) to my laptop - removing the CD-Drive and installing a different OS - Window 8 or XP.

I have window 7 installed to my primary HDD and planning to install window 8/xp into my second hard-drive. I just curious if what happen I get a virus on either on of this drive. Will It infect the other hard drive with different OS? or unless Window OS is all the same.

I know about virtual machines, but I need to use my gpu for both of the drive.

Thank you for reading.

- Xason S.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2013 3:11 AM PDT

The modern virus does not stop at one drive or machine. Since you didn't reveal what virus you want to query about the answer is yes.

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Oh, so a different OS get affected as well?
by xasonshi / July 27, 2013 3:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Absolutely.

So using a different OS get affected as well?

Thank you for the answer.

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Since the HDD is attached.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2013 3:34 AM PDT

What stops this (unknown) virus from changing anything on any attached drive?

(nothing at all!)

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