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My computer is down because of malware and i cannot use it. Please help

There is a message on my computer that it is full of malware and they will fix it. NOT! I have tried everything and I cannot restart it.

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Listen, Jennie, the best route for you is to simply reinstall the software that came with your Dell or use the backup disks that you were advised to make. Assuming you made them, all you have to do is go into your bios and make sure that your optical drive (cd or dvd) drive is set as the first boot up device. Then pop in the disk and follow the prompts.

If you did not make the disks or have any Dell disks you may be able to get the software from Dell directly. OR check among your peers to see who has an XP OS install disk. Use that to install the operating system and then download the necessary drivers from Dell site. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/inspiron-1501/drivers

Whatever you do, resist the impulse to install an OS other than XP - the latter will work best with your machine. NEWER is not better!
Good luck.

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