eMachines netbook virus?

By Army420 ยท 4 replies
Dec 31, 2010
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  1. Will turn on, then black screen after E Logo.

    Think I probably downloaded a virus. Is there a way to boot into safe mode? Or should I just hook the netbook up to my desktop and clean it from there?

    Any suggestions much appreciated!

    Thanks in advance

    P.S. After some playing around. I've gone through almost every screen in the F8 setup and nothing boots up after that. Safe mode, Safe mode with Networking, none of them go anywhere past a black screen after selected. The computer is on, the fan just really quiets down.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    The hard drive might have failed
  3. Army420

    Army420 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    So that would cause those problems? It's still under warranty so I guess I could send it back to the company for them to fix it, otherwise it's the recovery CD for 20 bucks.

    What's the better option as far as getting the netbook back to working condition? They said the recovery CD might not even work!
  4. hughva

    hughva TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Can you see this drive in the BIOS?
  5. Army420

    Army420 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    How do I go about checking that?

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