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Can't boot up or restore after virus

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    Re: Can't boot up or restore after virus

    He took the back off but no. Not seeing the battery. He's pretty well just dismantled the whole thing. Something tells me, the cost of repair is going to be moot. I suspect a new laptop for him may be in order.

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    Re: Can't boot up or restore after virus

    Yep. Got the battery out. Whew!!

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    Re: Can't boot up or restore after virus

    K,, great, now just wait bout 5 min. install it, and put all that back together, without making any static electricity, stay grounded. Then power up and see if you can access the F8 for repairing the computer.

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    Re: Can't boot up or restore after virus

    Sadly, no. It didn't work. Still doing the same thing. Looking like a new laptop may be in order, I'm afraid.

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    Re: Can't boot up or restore after virus

    Well, keep your email on, i am looking for a solution still .

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    Re: Can't boot up or restore after virus

    I very much appreciate that. Plus, I restarted the computer and now it's stuck on the initial screen where Press F2 to enter SETUP is found. Lovely.

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    Re: Can't boot up or restore after virus

    Skip that. Got it unstuck. Email is still open.

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    Re: Can't boot up or restore after virus

    Are you able to set Bios to boot from dvd/cd as first ? btw, did you reset date of computer ? ya need to , if you have not done so yet. Pulling battery changes the date of it.

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    Re: Can't boot up or restore after virus

    Hi,


    Could you look here for setting the boot option: -

    How to Set BIOS to Boot from CDROM - www.hiren.info

    You also might be able to get to a "Select boot device" menu from one of the F1 to F12 buttons (F10 or F11)?

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    Re: Can't boot up or restore after virus

    Couldn't get the CD to boot up. And wasn't able to even change the date because that wasn't an option.

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