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Self-replicating virus means new computer needed??

\015 A self-replicating virus attacked my HP. After the tech removed it, something in Windows was also missing. The computer will now not boot.\015\012\015\012I have been told that the virus is so nasty that I should consider buying a new computer, especially as this one is 4 years old.\015\012\015\012The other option is to have them wipe the hard drive and reinstall all the software. This will cost $300-500. \015\012\015\012I don't want to throw money at this if I will need a new one soon anyway.\015\012\015\012What do you think?\015

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Would you try to repair the win xp installation?
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