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Removed virus and system will not boot. can i reinstall software from the hard drive without a recovery disk

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Yes you can these system comes with built in recovery partitions,,

1.) restart system,,
2.) look at boot screen it will tell u press a certin key to enter system recovery,, press that key and follow on screen instructions..

another thing u can try is to keep pressing F8 when u turn the system on and select system restore / rescue or repair,, follow on screen instructions..

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The "no bootable devices found" error can create headaches, as well as occasional heartache if you're a laptop user. This error appears when your computer is unable to find a device or file required for normal operation. It could indicate one of three issues: hard drive failure, software error or motherboard malfunction. Any of these potential problems can render your laptop useless. Hard drive failure or software errors can lead to data loss, which can cause anguish and catastrophe, depending on the files business information, family photos, student projects at risk.
Hard Drive Failure
The interior of a hard drive is akin to a turntable. Most hard drives contain two to three discs, known as platters, which are similar to records. These platters are read and written on by a tiny needle called the read/write head, similar to the arm and needle on a turntable. When a hard drive functions properly, the platters spin and the read/write head accesses the files necessary to boot your computer. Improper function of any of these physical pieces can cause a mechanical failure and result in the "no bootable devices" error. Software Error
In rare instances, a software problem more specifically, a particularly nasty virus may cause the "no bootable devices" error.
Most often, if a virus attacks and corrupts your system, your computer can still detect the hard drive and operating system, and you'll see some attempt at a normal boot.
If a virus attacks certain system and startup files, however, they may not be detectable next time you boot your computer, thus causing you to see "no bootable devices."
This may also happen if you are manually deleting files from your computer and accidentally delete system files.
Motherboard
Sometimes individual components of your laptop's motherboard malfunction, which can cause problems ranging from loss of wireless capabilities to inability to detect an external power source.
If the components that detect your hard drive fail, your laptop is unable to receive signals from the hard drive and therefore may display the "no bootable devices" error.
Repair
Fixing a "no bootable devices" error can prove costly.
If motherboard failure caused the error, you're probably better off purchasing a new laptop; unless it's under warranty; the average motherboard replacement costs $250 to $500.
You can reinstall your operating system to resolve software errors, which is fairly inexpensive by computer repair standards, costing $80 to $130 dollars, but this step may also overwrite your existing data.
In some cases, data may prove so badly corrupted it's not salvageable.
If you can recover it, however, that raises your repair costs. additional fee.
If hard drive failure caused your "no bootable devices" error, you can replace the drive.
If you need to recover data from a malfunctioning hard drive, send it to a clean room for recovery.
In a clean room, technicians disassemble your hard drive and image each platter; this kind of data recovery is extremely expensive, costing up to $2000 depending on the work involved.
Prevention
There is no way to guarantee you will never receive a "no bootable devices" error, but there are some steps you can take to help prevent it from happening.
Keep your laptop on a flat surface when using it, and avoid any bumps that may cause the hard drive's read/write mechanism to lock up.
Avoid transporting your laptop while the hard drive is active; turn your computer off while traveling.
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Press "F9" to restore the BIOS to its default settings. Press "Enter" to verify that you want to restore the BIOS default settings.
Press "F10" to save your changes and exit the BIOS. Press "Enter" to confirm that you want to save the BIOS changes and continue booting up the laptop.
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Hold the Power button down for 15 seconds when the laptop is turned on to turn off the laptop.
Press the Power button again to turn on the laptop and press the "Esc" key repeatedly to access the startup Menu.
Press "F2" to access the System Diagnostics.
Click "Hard Disk Test" to begin testing the hard drive.
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Click "System Recovery" and click "Next."
Click "No" when asked if you want to use Microsoft System Restore and click "Next."
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Click "System Recovery."
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Click "Recover without backing up your files" and click "Next."
Click "Next" to begin the recovery process.
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How to format my hard drive in dos


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Most computer recovery disks will perform the formatting for you. (This depends on the Manufacturer and Model though...)

If you put the recovery disk into the computer CD/DVD Drive and restart the computer - to boot to the disk, it should launch the recovery process and warn you that the hard drive will be erased and all data will be lost. This warning step is the recovery disks way of informing you that it will format the drive.

To boot to the CD/DVD you will need to tell the computer to do that. When the computer first turns on, you should see a brief message at the very beginning of the boot up process. The message will say something like: "Press Del for Boot Device" or "Press F12 for Boot Menu" or something of this sort. If your recovery disk is in the drive and you can get to the boot menu by pressing the key the computer prompts you to press, then you should be able to start up with that recovery disk.

Allowing the recovery disk to run through it's full process should format the hard drive and set your computer straight.

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