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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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you might have to get rid of the virus or melware first

it sounds like you are on the path if the cd rom is being detected but not booting maybe it needs a clean place a couple of drops of liquid cd cleaner on top of a cd and run it
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restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

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Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

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Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice

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then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials

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I would suggest that you may have a virus / spyware infection that has infected this windows file.

If you can boot into SAFE Mode ( reboot the computer) and when the screen goes to the black background with white writing start pushing F8 - keep doing so until you get a screen that gives you a list of things you can do -
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hi there,
if the safe mode does not work,it is better you to reinstall your windows again,some file have been corrupted already,the only way
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hi it looks to me ur motherboard had a shock from this power fluctuation u have.....
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It sounds like your Windows is damaged.
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Start your computer with Windows CD and choose "Repair System" or bring it to a repair shop. It will cost you about one hour labor.

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