So apparently my computer was terribly infected by some evil virus or malware that, when I restarted my device, decided to remove my Windows 7 OS. When I try to boot my machine, all I receive is the Dell logo, and then a black screen that says:
Press any key to reboot
I have resigned myself to the fact that everything is gone. But I don't know how to go about reloading a new OS to my system. I was thinking Linux Mint or Ubuntu because they are free and have good reviews. How do I download a copy of the OS to a USB drive or external hard drive, then load it onto my sad, dead, laptop?
Assistance would be much appreciated.
Mod Edit: Edited title to reflect topic focus - Hamluis.
Edited by hamluis, 13 November 2015 - 07:14 AM.
Moved from MRL to Linux - Hamluis.