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I need to boot from an antivirus recovery CD. Everything that is downloaded from Internet explorer is said to be "infected by a virus and was deleted". I have downloaded a bootable debugging program and saved it to a CD-R disk, however, I cannot get my laptop to boot from the CD. I read a few other posts like mine, but due to "technical jargon" (I guess), I was unable to access the correct boot order. Now, when I start up my computer, I press F12 and go into the BIOS to change the boot order. I found a few articles on the web, but the virus present will not allow me to download ANYTHING, so I can't update, change, or create anything that I really need. Please help, this is our ONLY family computer.

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Usually when you get messages like this, this often it is malware. I assume your real problem is cleaning your system of this malware, not booting to a CD. Your best bet is to restore to a system restore point before this started happening. Google around for how to do that in your operating system. If you don't have a working system restore or that doesn't resolve your problem please follow this malware removal guide to the letter: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

WRT your question about the boot disk:

A bootable optical disk is an ok approach but it is not a simple process. You will probably want to create this disk on another computer. The disk must be bootable (an instruction is written to the first part of the disk which is interpreted by your bios as bootable media). If your recovery program is a file that ends with .img or .iso then it is an optical disk image which is compressed. I'm assuming you have windows 7 based on the model of your laptop. If so you should be able to double-click the image file and it will open Windows Disk Image Burner where you select the burner drive letter and click the burn button. Once you've done all of that you may need
enter the bios to change the boot order. In the bios you should see a tabbed menu screen that has these headings:

Main ' Config ' Date/Time ' Security ' Startup ' Restart

The boot order is in the Startup menu. You'll want your optical drive (CD, DVD, or Blu Ray) as the top item in the boot order. Save and exit will save these settings and restart your computer. It should now boot the CD.

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