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#1 ninos

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:11 PM

Hello, I am new here and have no idea as what and where to start and if I do the right thing etc.
I have this problem: I had some Trojan virus which I got ridd off and all seemed perfect started the PC fixed the CD that could not been seen before and did all the reasonabl ethngs and all was ok. Next day i started the PC and since then I have only black screen and I get nowhere.
I have put the windows Cd in didi restart many times still the same problem. I can not come in at all. I can only see the loggo Fujitsu Computers and STOP. I have pressed all the fnctions available such as - DEL-F8-F10-F12 etc but is just dead.
Is there a possibility to take ot the hard disc and put a new one and reinstal the windows or is that crazy and not possivble?
I have no means to get in in the compiuter.
Do you know any other way, I shure would appreciated greatly.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:01 PM

Recovery/restore CDs? Microsoft XP install CD?

Worth looking at, Xp Boot fixes - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/138692/xp-boot-fixes/

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:57 PM

The computer will boot from the CD drive without the hard drive provided,
The CD drive works
The disk is good & bootable [like a XP disk]
The computer is set to boot from the CD first in the BIOS.

Turn the computer on & immediatly press the Delete, F1, or F2 key .
One of them should get you into the BIOS setup
Located the Boot or Boot priority listing in the BIOS
Set it to boot from the CD drive first & the hard drive second.
[NOTE: Some disks will boot automatically without pressing a key, some won't]

Put the XP reinstallation disk in the drive
Restart the computer
Watch the screen for a message that says "Press a key to boot CD" [or something like that] & press any key on your keyboard.



During the reinstall the computer will restart on it's own.
DO NOT press a key to boot from the CD , ley it start by itself & it will finish the installation
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:07 AM

The computer will boot from the CD drive without the hard drive provided,
The CD drive works
The disk is good & bootable [like a XP disk]
The computer is set to boot from the CD first in the BIOS.

Turn the computer on & immediatly press the Delete, F1, or F2 key .
One of them should get you into the BIOS setup
Located the Boot or Boot priority listing in the BIOS
Set it to boot from the CD drive first & the hard drive second.
[NOTE: Some disks will boot automatically without pressing a key, some won't]

Put the XP reinstallation disk in the drive
Restart the computer
Watch the screen for a message that says "Press a key to boot CD" [or something like that] & press any key on your keyboard.



During the reinstall the computer will restart on it's own.
DO NOT press a key to boot from the CD , ley it start by itself & it will finish the installation



Many Thanks for your kind answer! PROBLEM IS: That i can not come in anywhere! The only think that shows after starting the PC is a black screen and a dot blinking and nowhere I could go in. That is the major problem for me. Is there anything else one can do to pass that point?? Greatly appreciate your time. Best wishes, Ninos

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:25 AM

Before you are going to be able to do anything you have to get into the BIOS setup & set the computer to boot from the CD drive first.

Once you do that you can do this,

Turn the unit on and put the XP disk in the drive.
Leave the disk in the drive and restart the unit,
Watch the screen for a message that says "Press any key to boot from CD,
Press a key on the keyboard,
Wait while it goes through starting from the disk,
[You may have to press F8 during startup to accept the EULA]
When you get to the screen with the box that shows the current version of XP installed press "D" on the keyboard,
Press "Enter"
Press "L"
You now should have a screen asking what file system you want to format to, NTFS should be selected by default,
Press enter,
The disk will be formatted and the installation will automatically begin when the format is finished,
During the installation the computer will restart DO NOT press a key to boot from the CD again !
At that point the unit will boot from the hard drive and continue the installation.
After awhile you will be asked to "name" your computer,
I suggest naming it the same as the main user ID so you are the administrator by default.
[Example, I have an XP unit named "testbox" the user name is also "testbox"
You will be asked if you want to turn on automatic updates, select NO or Not now,
You will be asked if you want to setup a network connection, click on skip,
You will be asked to enter a user name and password,
Enter the same name you used for the unit ,
Only enter a password if you want to have to log on every time XP starts,
[If you have more then one user you can enter passwords later]
Follow the prompts to finish.
When you get to the desktop the only icon showing will be the recycle bin
Click on the "Tour XP balloon [or icon in the taskbar by the clock] and click "Cancel"
Go to Start>Control Panel,
Double click "Taskbar and Start Menu"
Click on the "Start Menu" tab
Put a dot in the circle by "Classic Start Menu"
[That will put the icons on the desktop]
Click OK
Double click on "Folder Options"
Click on the "View" tab
Go down the list until you find "Show hidden files and folders"
[for future use]
put a dot in the circle by it
Click OK
Close the Control Panel
Double click on "My Computer"
Right click on the "C:" drive
Left click on "Properties"
Click on the "Tools" tab
Click on "Defragment Now"
Defrag the drive
When you are done start installing your other programs and applications
[Defrag again when finished]
When they are installed if you have the "activate XP" notice do the activation,
When you have gotten this far either go to Windows Update and do the updates or go to "My Computer" and right click on it
Left click on "Properties"
When the box opens click on the "Automatic Updates" tab
Put a dot in the circle next to "Automaic [Recommended]
Click OK.
In order for the Automatic Updates to begin right away turn the unit completely off then restart it.
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#6 ninos

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:54 AM

Hello Dear friend,

I wished I could come as far as to BIOS or Boot from CD! When i press the start button there comes a blip and then a black screen and a flashing dot and can not go any further than that. This is the first time that I have such a problem and do not know as how to get pass by it. Once I could get into the computer then I could do all your kind suggestions. I put the windows CD in but does not start or shows the "Press any key to boot from CD, or anything at all.
Well, hope you can understand the problem that I mean.
Very nice of you to try and help. Is there an other way to tackle this? Regards, Ninos


Before you are going to be able to do anything you have to get into the BIOS setup & set the computer to boot from the CD drive first.

Once you do that you can do this,

Turn the unit on and put the XP disk in the drive.
Leave the disk in the drive and restart the unit,
Watch the screen for a message that says "Press any key to boot from CD,
Press a key on the keyboard,
Wait while it goes through starting from the disk,
[You may have to press F8 during startup to accept the EULA]
When you get to the screen with the box that shows the current version of XP installed press "D" on the keyboard,
Press "Enter"
Press "L"
You now should have a screen asking what file system you want to format to, NTFS should be selected by default,
Press enter,
The disk will be formatted and the installation will automatically begin when the format is finished,
During the installation the computer will restart DO NOT press a key to boot from the CD again !
At that point the unit will boot from the hard drive and continue the installation.
After awhile you will be asked to "name" your computer,
I suggest naming it the same as the main user ID so you are the administrator by default.
[Example, I have an XP unit named "testbox" the user name is also "testbox"
You will be asked if you want to turn on automatic updates, select NO or Not now,
You will be asked if you want to setup a network connection, click on skip,
You will be asked to enter a user name and password,
Enter the same name you used for the unit ,
Only enter a password if you want to have to log on every time XP starts,
[If you have more then one user you can enter passwords later]
Follow the prompts to finish.
When you get to the desktop the only icon showing will be the recycle bin
Click on the "Tour XP balloon [or icon in the taskbar by the clock] and click "Cancel"
Go to Start>Control Panel,
Double click "Taskbar and Start Menu"
Click on the "Start Menu" tab
Put a dot in the circle by "Classic Start Menu"
[That will put the icons on the desktop]
Click OK
Double click on "Folder Options"
Click on the "View" tab
Go down the list until you find "Show hidden files and folders"
[for future use]
put a dot in the circle by it
Click OK
Close the Control Panel
Double click on "My Computer"
Right click on the "C:" drive
Left click on "Properties"
Click on the "Tools" tab
Click on "Defragment Now"
Defrag the drive
When you are done start installing your other programs and applications
[Defrag again when finished]
When they are installed if you have the "activate XP" notice do the activation,
When you have gotten this far either go to Windows Update and do the updates or go to "My Computer" and right click on it
Left click on "Properties"
When the box opens click on the "Automatic Updates" tab
Put a dot in the circle next to "Automaic [Recommended]
Click OK.
In order for the Automatic Updates to begin right away turn the unit completely off then restart it.



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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:07 AM

At the very instant that you start the computer, start tapping the Delete key and see if that gets you into the BIOS
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