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Re setup of computer after virus attack

Dell computer - was running Xp - I have all the disks that were supplied with the computer. How do I go about doing this

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There should be a disk that says something about system restore.Put that cd in the drive, reboot the system and follow the prompts. It will restore to the factory defaults.

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HOW DO I FIX THIS ERROR THAT I GET WHEN I BOOT MY COMPUTER ITS A LAPTOP RUNNING WINDOWS XP PRO IT CRASHED AND I TRIED REINSTALLING WINDOWS AND THIS IS WHAT I GOT A MESSAGE SAYING THIS BOOTMGR IS MISSING...


Is a long and hard process and you need to be patient.

You can obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks from Microsoft, but only by download.They provide the Setup boot disks so that you can run the Setup program on computers that cannot use a bootable CD-ROM.. If you can start your computer from a CD-ROM or from a network-based installation, we strongly recommend that you use those installation methods instead.

You need to make a boot disk for a Windows XP system. .A boot disk can start the operating system on a computer running Windows XP if it will not boot properly and the damage is suspected to be in the files that start Windows.
Problems occur, issues arise, and most times it's unavoidable. Corruption or a boot sector virus can render just about any system dead in the water. So what could happen? In this section we cover some basic issues that can occur so that you just what your up against and why a boot disk can be very handy.

If you are not sure ask help from somebody that can understand this procedures.

Oct 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Hi, When I try to start my Dimemsion 5150C in Windows XP computer, I received one of the following error messages "Floppy diskette seek failure Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup...


The "floppy" disk-drive (3.5-inch diskette) on your computer is broken.
Press F1 to ignore the error, and to boot from your C: drive.
Or, press F2 to enter BIOS SETUP, and then navigate through those "setup" screens to tell the computer to "disable floppy seek", or change the setting from "3.5 1.44Mb drive" to "none".
Or, take the computer to a technician, and buy a replacement disk-drive, and get it installed.

Sep 12, 2010 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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My Dell desktop computer is plugged into a master switch. But I still have to turn on the computer to use it. Lately when I turn on the master switch, the computer turns on automatically. But the Windows...


Hi,

The CMOS/BIOS battery has died and needs replacing.

The battery is located on the motherboard inside the case of the computer.

To replace the battery you'll have to open the case up and replace the battery. It looks like this >>>

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Once you have replaced this battery and restarted your computer you will need to access the BIOS to set the date, time and also tell the computers BIOS that the floppy drive is not there and to set the boot order of the computer.

Once you have done all this you should not get that message again for a good few years.


Regards.

Jul 16, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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USB Ports don't working on System startup


Have you tried the option of working in safe mode ? Well this could be either of these three issues.
1) A corrupt OS system file that fails in complying with the drivers installed.
2) A Virus attack that has corrupted the Driver files or pnp service that could be again a reason.
3) The usb hardware (Chipset) has an issue but this could be least possible as you said that the setup detects.

Try to run a virus scanner and find out if virus issue is bugging.
Run the Windows OS repair disk and try a repair.
Install the drivers once again.. after uninstalling the current one and restarting the machine.

Before you could do all these, try a safe mode boot to see if it works.

Good Luck.

May 05, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex 360 Desktop Computer

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Computer will reboot on Virus/Spyware scan at random. I have: 1. Installed clean XP SP2 parallel system and booted that one. Same problem. 2. Memory Test at boot time is OK. 3. Air circulation from Power...


The weak airflow from the power supply unit (PSU) is suspect. Virus / Malware scanning is a disk and processor intensive operation - resulting in greater load on both. Increased load translates to heat. Check to be sure that the processor (CPU) fan is running, too. An overheating PSU and CPU can cause all types of problems.

Are you using a genuine XP install disk/image or a disk of questionable origin? Use of bogus OS disks is "asking for trouble".

If your system BIOS or set up (accessed during boot) allows, try to located the page that displays component temperatures and fan speeds. Check this immediately after rebooting from a an unplanned shut down - if unable to locate this set up page, download HWMonitor at:

http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php

It is a free program - choose the 32 or 64 bit version. Note fan RPM and CPU core temps to help determine where heat is coming from - or which fans aren't operating correctly.

Sep 18, 2009 | Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

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Multiple Icons become active after clicking on just 1


Yes , This is due to the virus attack to yr PC.
U download the antivirus and scan it.

Jun 12, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX240 PC Desktop

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Computer saying error loading operating system


You can configure your boot setup from your bios screen (for dell, either F11 or F12) then set up your optical drive as your 1st priority then, save settings. After that, you need to insert your windows XP cd in order for it to boot.

inform me of what happened after you have done this.

Mar 16, 2009 | Famous Brand Dell Optiplex GX280 Intel...

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My computer caught a virus


Yes this is an unfortunate virus that has attacked your system at this time. you can clear all partitions and reinstall the entire operating system. this will bring back the OS but, you will lose all info that was stored in the partitioned drives. You can do this by inserting the xp or vista disk then, restart the system and before the dell bios flash gos away, hit f4 then, choose boot disk. this will start the reinstallation of the OS again.

Feb 09, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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My Dell PC has a blue screen


Run your pc from windows startup disk, when you get a bleu screan asking :
  1. press enter to install...
  2. press R to repaire...
  3. press F3 to qiut...
press inter, and wait if you get a messege, you already have a windows instaled c:windows...
press r to repaire,,,
then press R and when you finish don't run any program till you install antivirus and scan your pc.

else your windows cant be repaired, you shoud install windows again.

Nov 30, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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