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Boot sector virus

When system starting abeep sound with "++++++++++++"with not ending comes.when pressing Ctrl key its disappear.when renaming a folder then the symbol is coming with out ending.when we right click a beep sound is coming.the system has a very poor performance.After formating this problem is not going away.

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If it has not gone away and the drive was reformatted, which is a complete rework of your drive, there is a definite hardware problem. Hopefully it is still under warranty and you could seek replacement from the manufacturer. If you are out of warranty, most likely replacing the hard drive will solve the issue. I doubt it is BIOS-related, as you reformatted...

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Posted on May 17, 2008

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Runtime error 216 at 00Cd358


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Symptoms of Run-time Error 216 This Trojan invades the registry and modifies command files, sometimes with unpredictable results. Some of the common symptoms include:
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You will need to also use a good registry cleaner to fix all of the entries that the Trojan modified. Once all that is done, the error should disappear for good.
summary Any time you have a virus, Trojan or other form of malware that causes a noticeable error in system behavior or performance, you should run a manual anti-virus and spy ware scan. Once that is complete, you should run a good registry cleaner to remove all of the damage and left over junk entries these programs can leave behind after they are dead.

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Please Help!! my pc is not getting any anti virus installed(i tried kaspersky,eset,avira,bit defender etc),some virus(i don't know the name) is infecting my pc.. it slowed down speed of my...


Yes, this sounds like a serious virus infection.
Try this:
1. Download a free Antivirus program like Avast:
http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button
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4. After renaming the file, you can now run and install it.
Note: Some viruses recognize antivirus programs because they know the installer file names. By renaming the installer file, you are tricking the virus into allowing you to install the antivirus application.

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If that doesn't work, then try this:
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If you cant access control panel use the "Windows Key+R" on the keyboard which opens the run dialog and type in 'sysdm.cpl' which opens the control panel.
You could also try to restore you windows using System Restore and select a date of the backup when the computer was working well.

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