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#1 Kananu Reeves

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:37 AM


I have a friend's mini laptop here that I believe is infected. It was working properly and then suddenly would not boot up, instead giving the following error message: 'Windows Failed to start,' and asking if user wants to repair or start windows normally. When the option 'start windows normally' is selected, it then gives the following error message, 'Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.' Tried Safe Mode but get the same result.

Your help is greatly appreciated,


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CPU Intel Atom 1.6Ghz

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Edited by hamluis, 11 December 2012 - 02:34 PM.
Moved from Am I Infected to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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#2 Jimbob85


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

I have let a moderator know that your pc wont boot. They should have someone help you with this one soon.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

What makes you say "I believe is infected"?

Systems fail to boot every day...and many of them are not infected but are subject to hardware/operating system problems.







#4 Elise


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

Hello, if you still need help with this issue, please do the following.

Start the computer and tap f10 until the Edit Boot Menu options comes up. Please list what is between the brackets ([..... ])

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