thanks..but thats exactly what it is.. the problem is that we have no idea how to fix the problem...So I guess we will put it in the hands of someone that may know what they are doing...or we'll give up and find us another computer. Thank you for the help!!!
you probably got a boot sector virus. I can get you through it if you don't want to throw away that money. get your hdd back
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