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Hardware or Software problem?

  1. Mar 2, 2010 #1
    I have a custom tower with DVD,CD-rom and even floppy disk which I plan on replacing. It has a AMD athlon processor, and I never used this computer online. Recently a friend of mine hooked it up online (long story) without updating for viruses etc. Now the windows startup wont boot. And I have tried wiping but cant seem to get it started. Are there some programs that I can buy online or is this just a hardware problem?
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  3. Mar 2, 2010 #2


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    It can be everything.
  4. Mar 4, 2010 #3
    Or anything. What's it say when it won't boot?
  5. Mar 4, 2010 #4


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    Funny you mention it, another member is having similar problems, see advice in https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=382493", my post #14, this may be of some help.

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