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Black screen with blinking hash mark after CLEAN IT virus

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#1 Tom Heatley Jr

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:29 AM

Last night I had the clean it virus pop up window on my Sony Vaio laptop. After doing a few searches on how to get rid of this little pest. I rebooted my laptop in SAFE mode and did a restore to an earlier date. Everything seemed to take fine. Several minutes later while browsing the internet my FIREFOX crashed. I restarted it and several minutes later my computer crashed to a black screen with a blinking hash mark. I have tried rebooting the computer numerous times the only function I can boot to is F2. If anyone has any insight as to how I might go about fixing this issue I would be most appreciative..

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 10:23 AM

The black screen with blinking cursor...is typically soemthing gone wrong with the boot files.



#3 Tom Heatley Jr

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 03:19 PM

Thanks for the reply and Link Louis. Unfortunately when I bought this Vaio 7 months ago it did not come with a Windows Installation Disk. Surprise , surprise.. I did make system back up disks. Ill try their directions with a backup disk and see if it reads the Windows installation portion.. Since a new 460 gig harddrive is only $70 if this doesnt work itll be cheaper to buy a new drive and install my system disks than it will be to purchase a windows disk..


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 08:46 AM

IMHO it would be wiser to buy a Windows 7 legal disc and do a wipe/format/install. Sometime a virus will attach itself to restore points. You are either getting new viruses from the websites you are going to or you haven't got rid of the older virus.

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:30 AM

You can make a Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CD .... http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootable-antivirus-rescue-cds-download-list/
Be sure to burn the CD at a slow rate so it doesn't end up corrupted.

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