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Dell XPS M140 laptop

Hi i own a dell xps m140 laptop and recently i had a power issue when I turn on the laptop the light turns on and the keyboard lights turn on then after about 2-3 seconds it turns off and it wont turn on it does the same thing ok is this a hard drive issue or a motherboard issue but before this i had picked up a virus

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  • zojack8 Dec 02, 2008

    the laptop wont turn on and doesn't read the hard drive i guess

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The virus could have scrambled and or removed your Windows operating files on your hard disk.
If you can get into your BIOS and it still detect your hard disk, then I suggest your delete your hard disk partition, create a new one and install Windows again including all your device drivers (video, audio, network etc.) and latest Windows service pack and your programs.

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