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I cannot boot my install cd from my optical drive? Should I replace my hard drive?


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#1 Snooch

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:33 AM

Hi,

I disabled the optical drive from Windows System folder because it was faulty and slowing down my computer.

However, now, a virus has stopped from starting Windows.

Since this configuration of Windows on the Hard Drive, can I replace the Hard Drive with a new one so it can:

A. Reset my configuration to allow a Windows Installation disk to boot up from the "newly installed" optical drive,

B. Erase any prior infected files I may have had on the previous Hard Drive.

Thank you,

P.S.

The computer is a Dell Inspirion 2200 Notebook.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 10:53 PM

Go into your BIOS and make sure the CD drive is the first boot device
Use the recovery CD that came with your computer and boot to it
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