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Computer doesn't boot up at all

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I have an old Dell. I was about 10 and I was paranoid that I was getting viruses so I downloaded a "free antivirus" which turned out to be a virus :angry: . So I've gotten a different computer and a laptop so I've moved on. Its just that the computer is sitting there and I like to play old computer games so it would be perfect for me. The only thing is the virus totally destroyed it. When you turn it on it loads up, then while in the.. I have no clue what the correct term for this is.. black screen where you can do commands like "start computer normally" and set up blah blah blah. What I want to be able to do is click F12 but when I do the computer just beeps at me :o . I really couldn't care less about anything on that computer I just want to get it up and running so it isn't a complete waist of space. It has windows xp. I don't have the disk to reinstall windows. :(

Any ideas?
Is it possible I could burn a disk to be able to reinstall it properly, Is there a setting that I can press to delete everything on this computer?
I'd rather just like to reset it.
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