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
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
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
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...!
- orlandobillybobLv 61 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
- j o sLv 41 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...
- Anonymous1 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.
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