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I was merely browsing news websites and chatting to friends when my computer detected a virus or trojan of some sort and, immediately after, my comp crashed with a blue screen. Now, when I try to start up my computer it will just keep crashing and I cannot do anything at all.

What should I do? It's a windows vista home professional in a Dell. I purchased it with everything built in so I don't have a separate windows CD or anything like that. Unfortunately, I don't have any of the recovery disks, in fact, I don't have any of those items since I just recently moved and seem to have misplaced those.

I know on my windows XP comp (this one), I can reformat the system from the startup via F11 and backup the system as well. How do I do that with Windows Vista? I'm completely lost.. please help

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Hi and Welcome -

You may need flash drives to transfer any details you can salvage from the Vista unit to the Malware Help area -

Try to do any items listed , or just post the problem and the experts may still be able to help you -

As we do not work on Malware removal or diagnostics in the general forums please follow these directions -

Please print out, read and follow What do I do now? , skipping any steps you are unable to complete.

The next step is post a New Topic Here.

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Hi -

While you have an infection on your system , it is unwise to perform other duties that may badly upset the sysyem -

Please post in the Malware removal area if you can , and then we can assist you further -

We would need to know everything from make, model , L/top , Desktop , year , and other items -

Thank You -


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