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Old 08-12-2010, 05:18 PM  
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Alright. My computer is infested with a ****ed up virus that has bogged down my computer. It takes over my google searches and sends me to stupid advertisements that I can't back out of. It's just all around ****ed.

I'm basically trying to reset the computer to factory settings, and it's a Dell Inspiron. From what I've found online, it's incredibly non user friendly and I need to hit F8 from the start up menu when the Dell sign comes up. Problem is when I do that, my computer pretty much just starts beeping at me like defcon 4, and won't go into the advanced menu.

I'm stuck, and mostly computer retarded. Please help. My computer hates me.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:44 PM   #16
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no problem.

If the mods are reading, how about you sticky my post at the top of the forum. This gets asked on average 3 times a month, and somebody makes a new thread every time.
A while back I was thinking we should have something stickied, like some basic virus troubleshooting.... but even that's probably overkill, since it's always the same damn thing.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:31 PM   #17
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A while back I was thinking we should have something stickied, like some basic virus troubleshooting.... but even that's probably overkill, since it's always the same damn thing.
Sticky it or have a virus forum. I actually love reading these stories of "I GOT A NASTY VIRUS AND".....

I like seeing different IT types go different routes to the possible fix.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:48 PM   #18
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no problem.

If the mods are reading, how about you sticky my post at the top of the forum. This gets asked on average 3 times a month, and somebody makes a new thread every time.
Would you mind writing it up as a standalone thread? I don'd mind posting a sticky, but it seems like it should be fairly closely monitored with a good OP if we're doing that route. Maybe something like "the generic virus help thread" or something more clever.

Once it's up (you or anyone else), shoot me a PM and I'll give it my special tough to make it sticky.
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