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Has a virus n won't let me do anything with it. How do I do a system recovery to set back to factory settings? Tryed ctrl +f11 and that didn't work.

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If your system is affected with viruses then first try to scan the system with a good and updated antivirus,if you are not satisfied with the result then take important data as backup in any other storage device and format your system.
Then your problem will be fixed.
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1. Backup your important data in external hard-drive or flash drive.
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