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I have an older Gateway e-4200 and have contracted a virus which has caused the speed to slow drastically. How do I do a hard drive reformat without having to buy a program?

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Try running McAfee virus scan or Norton virus scan. One of those programs should identify and remove the virus for you. Hope this helps.

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I would bet that if you look at the hard drive light when the machine is slow or seemingly stalled, it will be on almost continuously, meaning the system is spending a lot of time waiting for the hard drive. You can check this by typing <ctrl>-<alt>-<del> to open Task Manager, then clicking the Performance tab to check on drive and CPU activity.
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How can i reformat my asus eeepc 1000h notebook without using external cd and cant delete all my files?


Hello there. A reformat basically means to erase everything and restore it to a point where it was new.

Now if you still want to reformat, Number 1, you will need the DVD to install the Windows 7 Operating system as well as all your files will disappear. Another thing you may do would be to make a complete back up and then the reformat.

I RECOMMEND the following:

1. If your pc is running slow, download this utility and run its features
http://www.iobit.com/toolbox.html
2. Next you should do a complete PC virus and Spyware scan.
Free Anti Virus:http://free.avg.com/ca-en/download-free-antivirus
Free Anti Malware:http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

If you follow these tips, your laptop would increase its performance drastically so you would not need to reformat. ENJOY

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-Viruses are slowing down the system to the point where it stalls and freezes.
-The computer doesn't have enough RAM and too many things are trying to be done without sufficient RAM.
-The computer could be overheating.
-The hard drive could be failing and when it tries to access certain files, it stalls.

Hope this was helpful.

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The processor speed do someway affect the speed of your webcam, but the most common reason why webcam gets so slow is the program that shows the video. Skype has good quality videos, depending also on the speed of your internet connection and the graphics card installed on your PC.
Check also for computer viruses, these programs and malwares slows the PC down. Well a clean PC is fast enough, check also your hard drive, you may need to defrag it every month. Your Ram is sufficient enough, and your processor being a 2.8 ghz is still fast.
So here are the things you may need to do.
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