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Last response: in Windows XP
September 17, 2009 11:38:33 PM

My computer has a trojan virus where as soon as you turn the computer on it shuts down in like 5 seconds. Its a dell with no floppy disk drive and the ctrl + f11 function was deleted or erased because it does not work. I have no xp installation cd because it was built in the pc. If i do a clean installation and delete then recreate a new partition do i need an xp installation cd to reinstall windows or is ther way i can do it from the hardrive?

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September 18, 2009 2:47:07 AM

If it shuts down within 5 seconds of you hitting the power button, it's not a virus, it's hardware related. The PC is still in the POST process within 5 seconds. It hasn't had a chance to get to booting windows.
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