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Virus removal complete now cannot reboot

I removed virus problems with a Malware tool. The program said a reboot was needed to finish removal. I clicked ok and now the computer will not reboot. I have tried the system cd's and repair but they cannot complete due to corrupt data on the cd's according to the error message. What do I do now? I tried to reformat as a last resort but I don't have the proper command. Can anyone help? The computer is a Dell Inspiron 531S running Vista.

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Well you would either need to do a system recovery, using the "Ctrl + F10" shortcut at the dell bios splash screen when you first turn on your machine, or you will have to call Dell and have them send you another copy of your OS (this may cost you some money, so be prepared.) Then reinstall using the disk.

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