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My sony vaio has a virus and will not allow windows to start. the computer turns on and asks how id like to restart the computer "with safe mode" or "last known configuration", but no matter what i choose the computer restarts and asks the same question. how do i reset it to factory settings right when i turn the computer on? ive done it before using one of the F buttons, but dont remember how.

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First test your CPU then tast all leads that are attached to your hard drive sounds like a faulty lead of some sorts then
try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
good luck

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