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My computer has alot of viruses and i need to reformat.(i would guess) but i do not have my master disc or drivers .. please help

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HP PC's usually have a recovery partition on them that will allow you to restore the PC to the initial setup.

Make sure you have backed up all your data before you start.

Reboot the PC. As it starts you will be offered the option to boot from the recovery partition. If it does not then select the option that allows you to choose the boot device. Then you will be offered the recovery partition.

You will be guided through the process of restoring the PC.

BEWARE!!! IT MAY DELETE ALL YOUR DATA!!! BACK IT UP BEFORE YOU START!!!

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When you start you computer, after the bios flash. press the F8 on your keyboard before the Windows start loading. You should have an option to select to go to safe mode.

Select the safe mode option only. See if it will load the Windows under the safe mode option. If it did load the Windows under safe mode. There is an issue loading the driver of your Windows O.S. that i why its not booting under the Normal mode. Sometimes this is cause also by a Virus on your computer. You can run the Anti-Virus program under Safe mode to check for viruses

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You can reboot the computer. Load the disc make sure that under the Bios option the CD drive is the first boot. Then save it.
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If you could do a backup of your files, do it first before repairing the O.S.

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i guess your computer have a virus if you think that your computer is slower performance ..so i suggest to format your computer you install a nod32 anti-virus and update the virus Definition.
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