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Monitor goes black

When i am booting a computer after welcome monitor goes black

I rapier the window but nothing.

fix mbr but nothing

problem is not solve...................

please tell me how can solved this problem (This a virus problem)

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This is a no bot issue & check if any other device like any peripherals are connected with the computer like a printer or a camera or an external pen drive etc are not connected with the system at the time of booting up the computer,in case they are connected then try disconnecting them & also try doing the Flea power ie removing the main power cable and then pressing the power button on the cpu for about 20-25 mins & then turning on the computer.this will help you out.

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First of all I'm not this smart. I found it and pasted it here for you from:
http://www.pcpowerguide.com/windows/damaged-mbr-error-message/

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MBR is the acronym for Master Boot Record. The master boot record is located in the boot section of your hard drive, which is the first sector on the first platter. When you boot your computer, the master boot record tells the computer's BIOS (Basic Input Output System) where to find the bootstrap code for the operating system.
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Looks pretty scary, doesn't it?
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  3. When you get the Install Windows screen, fill in the language and location options and then click Next
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229716/

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command-> FIXBOOT loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); fixboot drive name: Use this command (where drive name is the drive letter where the boot sector will be written) to write the new Windows boot sector code on the boot partition. This command fixes problems where the Windows boot sector is corrupted. The Emergency Repair process also fixes the boot sector. This command overrides the default of writing to the system boot partition.

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WARNING: This command has the potential to damage your partition tables if a virus is present or a hardware problem exists. This command may lead to inaccessible partitions. Microsoft suggests running antivirus software before using this command.

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