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USB and CDROM dont work after infection

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a friends old computer, think intel 1.6Ghz, got infected by midefender.exe, anyway whatever, a format was needed but usb and cd dont work anymore. even after changing bios setting, need them to install windows. Im thinking how can a virus ruin something hardware based like that? dont know much detail about the system.
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    My guess is that they are working just fine; you have to set the boot order in the BIOS to boot from CD or from USB before it will even attempt to access them.  If the computer is really old, it may not even recognize your CD or USB device as bootable, and may only boot from a floppy.  What OS was installed on it previously, and how did you do the format the HDD? (You can't tell Windows to format itself, which is why I am wondering).
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ive done the boot order it doesnt work. can't formated HDD without access to cd or USB. the pc is from win xp days probably 2003.
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