Toshiba Satelite Pro has virus, won't open Win XP. Need to reboot to cd-rom but how? f8 no good, what key?

Been to F8 and tried the various options: safe mode etc. I have been told that with a copy of Windows EP I can boot up and run but don't know how to get to a point to switch so that I can reboot from CD-ROM. Cheers

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I think you have system restore in the OS. You first try to carryout system restore to a day previous to the day when there was no virus. You have to decide the date. The problem will be solved. Then,You insatll a standard antivirus soft ware such as Norton, AVG , Avast ( free antivirus software and Ad-aware, Ewido ( free spyware removers). You can download free softwares at

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    After running the virus scan delete all temprory internet files including off line content and also unwanted files and temp. files. Finally, carryout a defragmentation . Your system will be back to the normal...!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Its either the delete key or F2 to get into the setup utility (BIOS). Once in, look for 1st boot device and set to the CD ROM

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  • j o s
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    try computerhope.com i had some problems some time ago and some people recommended me that site and i had it fixed by reading the instructions they have there. pretty good.

    my laptop's a toshiba satellite too. but sorry im not sure which button to press. it's been sometime since i had to do that. but normally i try and press all the f buttons. not recommended but i like the trial and error way of learning...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If your computer is not working properly while you are working on it, it could be a problem with device drivers, hardware or software.

    Detailed instructions at http://tinyurl.com/yk5zpr

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