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Reformatted computer and now it won't start.


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#1 BEC3

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 04:25 PM

Yesterday I did a HiJack This log and discovered I had a backdoor Trojan and rather than risking removing it and still having it in the background without my knowledge, I reformatted.
I started it this morning and I was loading Windows XP home on it, as it will no longer accept Vista for some reason. (Error code 0x80070017)
I already completely dumped my hard drive to get rid of the Trojan and now I have no choice but to move forward.
I left the computer as it installed and when I came back it was at the splash screen for intel where it had the option to access the BIOS, etc. After a long period of time on that screen I knew something was wrong so I shut off my computer and re-booted it. Now it still gets stuck on that screen, when I hit Delete to enter the BIOS it's nothing close to what it should be it's just a screen listing off my Computer's memory and everything like that and does nothing else.
I don't know what to do I have re-booted it many, many times and now I'm just stuck.

What should I do?!

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 04:34 PM

If the BIOS screens are messed up...I would replace the CMOS battery and consider a BIOS flash.

As a routine matter, I would also run a diagnostic on the hard drive.

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