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My son has a virus and needs a startup disc but he doesnt have a cd drive . what can i do?

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You can download the USB version of the Virus rescue disk here. Just pick the USB version.
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/avg-rescue-cd-download

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Insert your system recovery disc to repair your startup.

1. Change your Bios to boot from disc:
When your computer powers on, hit F2 (on some computers, F8 on others). Use your arrow keys and move to the right to your BOOT option. Hit the down arrow until you select your CD/DVD drive. Look at the bottom of your screen, and it should say to change the option hit F7 or F8. Use the specified keys, and move your CD/DVD drive above your hard-drive. Save your settings.

2. Boot from your disc. Insert your system recovery disc and restart your computer. Let the recovery disc load. If the option comes up to hit any button to boot from CD/DVD, then hit any button. Once it loads, it should come to a spot where it wants your language. Select your language, then select the option "Startup Repair". Click on it, and let it repair the startup. If it automatically starts correcting your startup then great! If not, then select your operating system from the list and click the Repair Startup option. Restart your computer, and hopefully it will boot from your hard-drive correctly.

Hope this works.

P.S. If it continues to boot from your recovery disc, then using the same method in step 1, go to your bios, and move your CD/DVD drive below your hard-drive.

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My computer will turn but it only shows a blank screen with a flashing dash in the top left hand corner. Can you help?


Insert your system recovery disc to repair your startup.

1. Change your Bios to boot from disc:
When your computer powers on, hit F2 (on some computers, F8 on others). Use your arrow keys and move to the right to your BOOT option. Hit the down arrow until you select your CD/DVD drive. Look at the bottom of your screen, and it should say to change the option hit F7 or F8. Use the specified keys, and move your CD/DVD drive above your hard-drive. Save your settings.

2. Boot from your disc. Insert your system recovery disc and restart your computer. Let the recovery disc load. If the option comes up to hit any button to boot from CD/DVD, then hit any button. Once it loads, it should come to a spot where it wants your language, then select the option "Startup Repair". Click on it, and let it repair the startup. Restart your computer, and hopefully it will boot from your hard-drive correctly.

Hope this works.

Chadlnrd

P.S. If it continues to boot from your recovery disc, then using the same method in step 1, go to your bios, and move your CD/DVD drive below your hard-drive.

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Gateway XRB6521010086 has a virus and wont boot us even from dos. Dont have my startup disc anymore


Do you have access to another computer with the same operating system? Perhaps you can create a startup disk using that computer?

If you can now start the computer, I have heard that you may be able to restore the computer to an earlier date (before the virus struck) which will "cure" the problem. I would imediately save "My Documents" to a CD or jump drive.

Personally I would "wipe" the hard drive and do a clean install, but have you lost the operating disks as well? If you still have the operating system, you may be able to use that as your startup disk. The advantage of this clean install is that you know that the virus is really gone. The disadvantage is that you have to reinstall all your drivers/programs - and update them - and you will lose all your documents/pictures/contacts, unless you backed them up elsewhere (see above).

If this is a brand-name computer, you may be able to obtain restore disks from the manufacturer. At the very least, you will be able to get the latest (updated) drivers once you get the operating system up and running.

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Virus! You need to scan your drive for viruses. Since it will not boot, you must pull the drive from the laptop and connect it to another computer using a USB cable that you can purchase from tigerdirect.com. After you connect the laptop drive to another computer, scan the laptop drive for viruses.

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