Hi I have an older DELL running XP Pro. It has not been used for a while, but I had files that I wanted to backup then I was going to reload windows on the machine to use as a backup PC.
When I started, I was able to boot into windows but there appeared to be a pretty nasty virus or malware because it was running pretty slow. I have an IDE to USB adapter that I was using to backup the files to another drive. When I plugged it in the screen went dark and now I can't boot past the BIOS screen.
I have tried to reset the BIOS with no luck, unplugged the CD and DVD drives, and even tried replacing the original hard drive with another one. I am assuming that since the other drive had boot files on it that it messed up the BIOS somehow. I am not an expert in this but usually if you change the jumper pins or only leave one boot option you can usually get a successful boot. I am kind of stumped here.
Any suggestions? Thanks
Edited by hamluis, 28 December 2014 - 10:30 AM.
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