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BOOT SECTOR VIRUS KILLED LAPTOP?

by Mimi-Kojak / June 7, 2014 5:31 AM PDT

Have removed a Boot Sector Virus from a Windows Vista laptop using Trend Micro. (first time using this trend mirco)

When restarting the laptop it shut itself down.. then restarted and shut down again.... ?
The only way to stop it from doing this was to remove the battery!

Does anyone know why this is happening since detecting and removing this Boot Sector virus? And how on earth can I get the laptop to start normally again??

This laptop came with no discs etc... No recovery disc.
It wont even let me start in safe mode... It just keeps shutting itself down.

Please help.
Thanks.

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sounds like Trend Micro killed it
by James Denison / June 7, 2014 6:12 AM PDT
Download or order a Linux bootable LIVE DVD and boot to it. From there you can check out the drive, find out what's wrong with it. Alternate is to install the Linux system since you don't have the discs for yours. You can order disks for yours, about $20 usually, use Linux till they get there.
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That's why we prepare for this day.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2014 6:52 AM PDT
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