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My D430 laptop may have caught a virus. When I

My D430 laptop may have caught a virus. When I power up Windows can't open and I get a suspicious page that tells me to try a few options to click on but none work.

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  • kevin_conkli Feb 05, 2010

    Thank you for responding!
    Actually, I can't even get past this odd page that seems to be blocking the computer from starting up. I can't get to "My Computer". Any ideas? Thank you.

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Goto my computer, click on the c:drive(boot drive) double click on the windows folder scroll down to a folder called prefetch open the folder, highlight one object in the folder hold down control and press a to highlight everything in the folder, then holding down shift press delete. close out of all the windows up and reboot, once rebooted goto my computer and right click on your boot drive (c:drive) and enter properties, do a disk cleanup, put a tick on all the files shown and then press ok to cleanup the disk.

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  • jimnuggats Feb 05, 2010

    Keep pressing F8 just after post and go into safe mode then do what is in my first post, if you have trouble post back.

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noris017
PS: Please don't forget to rate this solution after you've tested it out! Thanks in advance and have a nice day!

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