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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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Procedure of Reformatting, will loose all your information. I suggest you back up everything. You will need your Disc that came with Computer. Insert the Disc and start. When you reformat your computer, you will find your product key code located on your computer. It is a sticker and it is labeled " product key code". It has alot of numbers on it.

Always look for a Certificate of Authenticity (COA). A COA is a label that helps you identify genuine Microsoft software. A COA is not a software license – it is a visual identifier that assists in determining whether or not the Microsoft software you are running is genuine. However, without it, you will not have a legal license to run Microsoft software. A COA should never be purchased by itself without the software it authenticates.

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FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. .

Running Spybot Search & Destroy and Defender, with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE

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Ccleaner FREE
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Malware FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/.
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http://www.kaspersky.com
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There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there,


ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $ then get Kaspersky-- 2009-2010 , I feel that is the best for your money.

REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.!
Hope this helps. Good Luck :0)

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reformatting a drive is a big undertaking, formating the drive will erase everything, including viruses, before you format you need to make sure you have all the discs including the windows disc, driver discs, and a factory restore disc, also you make check the documentation on your system because alot of the gaetway, dell, emachines systems have restore partitions installed on the drive. Also youll need alot of coffee and alot of time, most importantly aside from the windows disc youll need a driver disc for any ethernet or wireless card you have installed. without this you will not have access to the internet most likely and donloading updated drivers is very helpful. This is a time consuming proccess unless there is a restore partition on the harddrive, the documentation will tell you how toaccess it if it exists, if not a restore disc will be nice.

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Please clalrify what you want to do is it celan a virus or format the Pc so I can advise

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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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