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I have a Gateway MX3216 I have a black screen with no sound, it seem like this all happen after I got infected with a virus is this just a coincident or is this a physical problem with my computer ? what could cause this, my power button stay green.

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  • josbru Dec 22, 2008


  • josbru Dec 22, 2008

    Knotbeerdan, no I did not get rid of the virus thanks for your concern

  • josbru Dec 22, 2008

    knotbeerdan thanks, I'll try this and get back to you

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    What did you do to remove the virus?



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If you have a virus on your computer chances are good that is the cause. If you can remove the virus by using symantec or something similar. I think the first thing to do is try to boot using a boot disk and possibly delete everything and start over with a fresh install.

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i think u r using window 7 or vista.
this happens when ur system is infected by virus.
so, you may try this trick....

Note:- If you have multiple user accounts or your account is password protected then start from Step-1 else skip Step-1 and Directly follow step-2 instructon

***** Step-1 ****
press ::
ctrl + shift + esc
ctrl +alt+ delele

then you will see a screen containing some menu such as "Start Task Manger", "Switch User" etc....
if u have ur account password protected... then select "Switch user"...Enter password and press enter..

if again screen become black,,,
then do step 2

***** Step-2 ****
press ::
ctrl + shift + esc
ctrl +alt+ delele

select "Start Task manager". then do this: File>New Task(Run..)
Type this coomand:

and click Ok.

Now u can back up your important data and files.
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The Operating System in your hard disk gone corrupt, you need new installation of Operating System using boot from CD/DVD.
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Hence check your fan speed and processor temp also through BIOS.
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i would firstly disconnect from the net and delete the temp memory .
after that run a scan on your computer as your PC is infected and even with a virus protection infection do happen .
run the scan , make sure you have an up to date virus protection .
try also to press the following keys :
control , alt and delete in that order and see the task manager appearing .
have a good look at what is running which will give you an indication to what is running program wise .
if your PC does not run at all you have a more serious problem .
you may have to make sure that all your connections are ok ,
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The CIH virus infects executable files and is spread by executing an infected file. Since many files are executed during normal use of a computer, the CIH virus can infect many files quickly.
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More technical details about the CIH virus can be found at the following site.

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