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When i turn my computer on the screen came up black with a message that say american megatrend pri-slave and i have been trying to restore to factory used and it say my computer doesn't support the disk that i run when i first bought it. It doesnt has the regular keyboard service as f10,f11

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This sure is a virus problem i dont know if you are able to boot to windows if yes scan for virus if not reinstall os with your CD.
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