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System crashed I have a tough book cf-48 that got infected with the anti-virus 2009 virus. While trying to get it out, it crashed the whole system. I wont boot up or recognize the hard drive. The only place I can get to is the Bios set up screen. Maybe you guys can help me out. Thanks Tommy

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  • trf6x6 Aug 21, 2008

    Thanks for the reply. I have found a replacement hard drive at a reasonable price. I don't have the recovery disk. What is my best option to getting everything reinstalled back into system?



    Thanks Tommy

  • trf6x6 Aug 21, 2008

    Thanks. XP Pro is what was on there in the first place.I have a copy for my desk top I think I can use. It is for a Dell though. I don't it should make a difference. Thanks for the help.





    Tommy

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If it doesn't recognize the hard drive, then the virus did it's job, and you will need a new hard drive. Many of these newer viruses are designed to inflict hardware damage through the use of the installed software, unlike the older viruses, that were designed to damage the software, rendering the computer useless, but no hardware damage. They used to be just annoyances, but now days they are malicious. I don't really understand why these kids have to write these viruses with the malicious intent they have. The internet crimes unit of the FBI have really been cracking down lately. In the future, keep on top of you antivirus with frequent scans, and be prepared to get rid of the virus at the first sign. If you leave it too long it will damage hardware, and now days too long isn't very long at all.

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    Ryan Rogers Aug 21, 2008

    You will need an operating system disc. I use, and prefer XP Pro. After installing the operating system, then you will need to go to Panasonic's support site and download any drivers needed. You can find the needed drivers in the device manager.

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