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Locked!!!! My computer has a virus, and i installed a free program from the internet to elimintate the virus, and when i turned off the computer, and i restarted it. nothing showed up. the only thing i can see is my background screen, and a blue line which is suppose to be the taskbar but nothing shows up

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  • fmarti10 Jun 07, 2008

    this reponse is for boringlarry=

    the program is avast,

    and my laptop is a toshiba satellite m115-s1061,its a home edition

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Hi,

restart the pc & press the f8 button continuely bot option tions will come in that select the last known configuration & enter it

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Hi...well first of all can you boot into safe mode?...what kind of free program did you download (if i know that one we can probably reverse the damage).What operating system are you using?....the answers to these will determine how to proceed.....
if it is XP, you may be able to boot into safe mode, do a system restore, and then go about getting rid of the virus...let us know..

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  • Larry Miller Jun 07, 2008

    ok...well, first off, see if you can boot into safe mode...do that by pressing the F8 button while the initial boot up goes on (on some machines it is F2)
    If you can access the boot option menu that follows, boot into SAFE mode, let the system load, then go to start-all programs-accessories-system tools- system restore.
    In system restore you'll find a check box that says restore my computer to an earlier time. check that, go on to the next screen where you can choose a restore point from before the avast install.
    Restore to that point, then we can deal with the anti-virus issue.
    write back and let me know what happens!!!, and we can go from there!


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