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My computer wont start up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by APSracer510, Jan 22, 2007.

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  1. APSracer510

    APSracer510 Thread Starter

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    I have a virus in my computer and now it doesnt want to start up. I have a compaq 5423us and its running on windows xp. is there anyways i can reset the hard drive even if it doesnt start up? or atleast get it back to work
     
  2. norton850

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    Does this mean that you flip the switch and nothing happens or something else? :confused:
     
  3. APSracer510

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    well it lights up and everything but nothing shows on the screen.. before this happened my computer went blank with just gray screenand just the mouse cursor showing
     
  4. norton850

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    I don't know if your system has a separate video card but if it does try reseating it. Do the same for the RAM. Although it sounds like something no longer is functioning.
     
  5. Rich-M

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    Can you tap F8 after pushing power button and get into safe mode? Or choose last known configuration?
     
  6. jmtechserv

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    Doesn’t sound like a virus.

    I would still expect to see POST.
     
  7. APSracer510

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    ive tried reseating everything and even tried hooking it on my new monitor but still nothing happens .... the keyboard wont even light up.... and the hard disk activity light stays on and thats it.
     
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