Retrieving Info From Infected C Drive in Hardware Corner Posted August 20, 2008 Do you risk infection? That all depends and can be a yes and no or maybe answer. You say "I think some virus messed with my winlogon command. ", so this isn't a positive virus infection. There are thousands of types of malware, virus, or just nasty programs and they use different methods to infect or get into systems. So there is a possibility but I believe there is a larger possibility that you won't. Is there any SAFE way for me to get my Outlook backup off my C drive? The safest way would be to install the old drive as a slave drive and then just find and copy the backup file onto your new C drive. BUT...if the virus came from your email then you risk being infected again once you restore. Without knowing for sure if you had a virus makes this difficult. Good luck.