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Turned off Computer during Windows XP Installation.

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  1. michealsho

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    Ok so i messed up my desktop by downloading a really bad virus that created millions(maybe event billions) of empty folders on my C drive that was numbered. So i have a bootable flash drive that i used to reformat the desktop but i accidently turned off the power on the computer( i was watching tv and waiting for it to install and my bro shoots me with his nerf gun and startles me and i kicked the power button and it turned off) so when i turn it on i, it hangs on the first screen. I can press tab to go into bios and del to go into setup but when i do it gets stuck on the POST screen. If i wait and dont press del or tab and then press them, nothing happens. any help guys?
     
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    have you gone to the bios and set the USB as boot device and boot off the USB again ?
     
  3. michealsho

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    i cant get to the bios... it gets stuck on the POST screen...
     
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    Start tapping the DEL key as soon as you power it on, that should get you into (Bios)Setup.
     
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    ill try that

    UPDATE1: It went into the POST screen
    UPDATE2: Still on the post screen after 25 minutes =(
     
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    You can't accidentally kick the power button of a desktop and have it turn off. You have to push in and hold the power button in for 4 - 5 seconds before it'll turn off.

    Can you be more specific as to exactly what happened?

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    i dunno o.o it just turned off o.o any ways it is still at the POST Screen and its been like an hr so o.o

    EDIT: Also my computer uses the TV as a monitor
     
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    You don't know what happened? :eek:

    Did you kick the desktop?

    Did you pull the power cord loose?

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    What does the bottom line on the 'Post screen' say ?
     
  10. michealsho

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    it says

    "Ultra DMA Mode-S, S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Status Ok"
     
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    *bump*

    oh here is a bit more detail..... There is a LED light next to a picture of a cylinder(?) on the physical desktop itself. It is usually blinking blue (or was it green) but now it blinks RED
     
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