Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer ?

My computer got a virus and I couldn't get rid of it so I ran disk check. It came up with about 600 corrupted files which it then deleted or tried to fix. Now nothing on my computer works, none of the music/video/installer things work at all. I don't have my recovery disks because I am in the middle of a move and they're packed and the instructions for using F8 to access recovery partition don't do anything.

Answers :

\015\012The only way of recovering the PC is through the Recovery partition..
\015\012The correct way of accessing the recovery partition is this way:
\015\0121. Turn on the computer
\015\0122. As the computer starts, press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
\015\012NOTE: Please don't hold the F8 key continuously, Just click the F8 intermittently (ie, pressing and releasing and pressing and releasing)
\015\012You must press <F8> before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press <F8> after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.
\015\012After doing this, you should definetly get advance boot menu, beacuae the virus can no way harm this as you can login to windows
\015\0123. Press the <Down Arrow> on the keyboard to select Repair Your Computer on the Advanced Boot Options menu, and then press <Enter>.
\015\0124. Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
\015\0125 Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
\015\0126 Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
\015\0127 In the Dell Factory Image Restore window, click Next.
\015\0128 Click to select the Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition check box.
\015\0129 Click Next.
The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
\015\01210 When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.
\015\012The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received
\015\012please leave me comment, if you need furthur assistance
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