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Got a virus

As result my Optiplex GX260 won't boot. After the initial sequence, it stops asking to choose the starup mode (safe,normal etc.) once you choose one mode it apparently starts booting but gets back to ask for the starup mode.
How can I format my HD. May I have also a compound problem with the motherboard?. Can a Virus also attack it?

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