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Can I scan a secondary drive with MalwareBytes?

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  I have an SSD that won't boot into Windows. I am pretty sure the drive is not dead, but rather has some sort of malware or virus on it.  I would like to scan the drive to see if MalwareBytes can find anything.


  I don't have any data I am concerned with losing, I just don't want to have to buy another OS and Office copy if I don't have to.


  Any help is appreciated.

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Hello and :welcome:

Although you can connect the drive to another computer, you can scan it doing a full scan however this type of scanning for Malware on that drive is not recommended. If any malware is found on that drive (being that it has an OS on it)and removed it could render it as non-bootable.

You should be able to use the some OS and Office key on that computer so long as it was bought for that computer, no need to buy it again just because you are formatting it.

It would be best if you put that drive back on the computer it was in even if it will not boot and then seek help from the experts to try and get it going, feel free to follow the instructions below to receive free, one-on-one expert assistance in checking your system and clearing out any infections and correcting any damage done by the malware.

Please see the following pinned topic which has information on how to get help with this: Available Assistance for Possibly Infected Computers

Thank you

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