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#1 Normpam


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

So, I let someone use my computer for a while. Now, when I try to start it up it open a screen about an FBI and security violation for some pornography reasons - obviously some type of virus. The virus will not allow me to start up in Safe Mode, or access the task manager. Since I don't have any important files on this computer, I would like to just wipe everything out, including the virus of course, but I cannot even get to a DOS prompt to issue a format! command. Is there a way a can 'bypass' the startup somehow and wipe out everything?

Thanks for any help.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

Do you have the recovery cd/dvd or Operating System disks?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

Does the computer have a recovery partition? If it does can you boot to it?

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