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Hard drive disabled

  • Virus
  • Hard Drives
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Last response: in Components
November 27, 2009 7:45:10 AM

Hi. I had a virus on my Dell mini and went to reinstall windows but as it doesn't have a cd drive, I tried to do it through USB stick. Couldn't do it while logged on as virus won't let me run anything .exe

So, in my wisdom, I was trying to get it to BOOT from the USB and so fiddled about with the settings. I can only assume that I have disabled the hard drive now as when I turn it on, it doesn't recognise anything and doesn't let me type anything to be able to search for the USB.(I know, I know, what a moron!!)

But, any help would be greatly appreciated if it is possible to get around this



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November 27, 2009 9:42:13 AM

You didn't disable the HDD. Can you still get into the BIOS? What settings did you change?
November 27, 2009 10:54:52 AM

he prob turned off sata controller or something lol
November 27, 2009 10:55:48 AM

As long as you didn't change the hardware at all and can still get into the bios, just load the default values.