Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

can't get os to boot? and it cant find drive?

  • Please log in to reply




  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 38 posts
I've been searching the web for answers with no real luck hopefully you can help?

My trusty old home system Dell Dimension e310 was recently infected (PC Defender 2010), I was able to remove it, and everything was running fine again. However the next day it wouldn't boot, it'd make it to the initial Dell logo screen then get stuck on a black screen with the blinking curser.

I'm assuming the virus corrupted my OS? So I went to both the BIOS option and the select boot option and tryed booting from "Onboard or USB CD-Rom Drive", and it come back with "Selected boot device not avalible".

I'd say my computer skill set is a high 6 out of 10, but i'm stuck on this? Any ideas or suggestions?

  • 0




    Kraków my love :)

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,300 posts
I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal area.

Create new topic and simply state, that your computer is not bootable.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP