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SR1500NX Model desktop compaq presario got a virus yesterday. I was running virus scanner, takes 4-5 hrs usually. About 90 mins in, my brother came and closed everything out, and just went on using it. Now this morning it is stuck on startup at the screen saying Disk Boot Failure, Insert system disk and press enter. What can I do to RECOVER my drive, OS, and files? Is there a cd I can burn to startup in a safe mode, etc? Thank you

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Make sure you do not have a diskette in the diskette drive, if you have one. Check the connections on the hard drive make sure they are all properly seated (on the system board as well as on the drive). Once this is done check to see if the system starts up. If the same error continues, take the hdd off and put it in another computer (make sure you have virus protection on it). Next take all of your files and copy them to a flash drive or cd. Once you have saved your files reinstall the hard drive on the original machine. Startup the machine and go to your setup menu and set your computer to boot from the cd rom drive. Install your windows cd in the cd rom drive and reboot your machine and reinstall windows, reinstall your programs from their respective disks, and copy your files from the backups you created to the flash drive or cd.
Good luck and remember to always backup your system. This will save time in the event this happens again.

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