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Hey everyone. Im having a.. problem. I got a netbook a while ago. I think i have a virus. A serious virus. When i turn my netbook on, all that i get is a blinking dash at the top left corner. I left it on overnight, nothing happened. I have a backup of my hard drive on a seperate partition, and if i can get that off, i can re-install windows. So can you guys help me get that off..? Im really at a loss of what to do. Thanks
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does it show the bios screen when you first turn it on?
    
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does it show the bios screen when you first turn it on?
Yes.. and no. Its an Asus model, so it has Expressgate. If i boot into expressgate and choose Continu to OS, it shows the BIOS screen. If i turn it on normally, no.
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oh ok. Then I guess that's the OS's issue. Press F10 when booting into windows it will show you how to get in safemode and you can copy that partition over somewhere..
    
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oh ok. Then I guess that's the OS's issue. Press F10 when booting into windows it will show you how to get in safemode and you can copy that partition over somewhere..
I cant.. Im stuck with the little Blinking line.
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Blinking line on the screen?
    
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Try downloading Seatools and burn it to a CD (if possible - I know most Netbooks don't have ODDs).

Or try Hiren's on a USB drive, boot to the USB drive and load up Seatools/DFT and test the hard drive.

Methinks it's a failed/failing hard drive since normally the blinking underscore on the screen means the computer is getting hung trying to read/boot from the MBR of the HDD.
    
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Try downloading Seatools and burn it to a CD (if possible - I know most Netbooks don't have ODDs).

Or try Hiren's on a USB drive, boot to the USB drive and load up Seatools/DFT and test the hard drive.

Methinks it's a failed/failing hard drive since normally the blinking underscore on the screen means the computer is getting hung trying to read/boot from the MBR of the HDD.
Thats my idea.. Ill check. Sad that it would fail after 2 days though.
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Is it and SDD or a mechanical drive in the Netbook? If it's mechanical even the smallest bump while the machine is running can damage the HDD pretty badly.

If it's an SDD then yeah, that is quite shocking that it would fail that hard after only 2 days.
    
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