virus killed my display driver

May 7, 2010 at 20:33:20
Specs: Windows Vista
I got the Vista Security 2010 virus on my laptop and it ended up disabling almost everything. As it is now it will power on, but just shows a black screen. I am trying to just reformat everything, but I cannot seem to do this blindly, and I cannot get another display (my tv) to show anything either.

Is there any way that I can reformat and get rid of the virus at this point? thanks


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May 8, 2010 at 00:02:36
When you 1st start the laptop, does the HP splash screen come up on the display? If not, the virus has nothing to do with it...you have a hardware problem.

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#2
May 9, 2010 at 00:14:03
If you boot to the DVD-ROM drive, you see everything on the screen. You can format and you can re-install Windows. There is no link between Windows virus and booting to Windows DVD disk. If you have a BIOS virus, I think you can clear CMOS and try to update BIOS.

CoolGuy


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