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How do you reformat the hard drive? have a virus need to reformat.

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If you can get online try first to download malwarebytes anti virus free download and see if that solves your problem so you do not have to format your harddrive

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Will reformatting my hard drive save it the disk from going out?


There isn't any way of fixing a failing hard disk (it is nearly worn out).
You need a new hard disk, but in the mean time backup your data regularly before the hard disk fails completely.

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I can't reformat my kingston USB Hard Drive


it has a virus, you need to clean it up or delete the virus then try to format your USB drive. . .
or unplug then plug it again then format your USB drive. .


thanks and have a nice day. . .

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My n205 says it cannot access hard drive (probably the result of a virus) so I think I need to reformat the drive, or look for appropriate solution


I would not assume that the drive is corrupted by a virus. Viruses generally don't cause the machine to not be able to find the hard drive (they can...it's just not very common). If your BIOS supports a hard drive diagnostic I would first use that to check that the BIOS is seeing the drive, and that the drive doesn't have errors (as you don't have to get into the operating system). However, if you decide to reformat you can try it, but if the drive is having physical problems the install probably will not execute.

If the machine says it cannot access the hard drive, and the BIOS cannot see the drive, it is highly likely not a virus but a failed hard drive and you won't be able to reformat.

Hope that is helpful.

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I AM LOOKIG FOR BEST SOLUTION ON HOW TO FIX TROJAN VIRUS IN MY RAM MEMORY


A Trojan virus can only be in your memory (RAM) if it's somewhere else on your hard drive. Your RAM loses all of the information its storing when the computer is shut off, it doesn't hold data the way a hard drive does. Back-up all of your info that you don't want to lose, and then reinstall Windows choosing the option to reformat the hard drive\partition and then install. You could try to run some free-ware virus programs on it before trying to reinstall Windows. I like AVAST Antivirus, Malwarebytes' Antimalware, & SuperAntiSpyware. There are some viruses and bugs that just can't be removed without reformatting your hard drive and reinstalling your operating system.

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Windows did not start successfully start uo loop


this happens sometimes due to a virus that gets on the machine. you will need to remove the virus and then start up the computer.

To remove the virus you will need to plug the hard drive into another computer then run a virus scan on that drive.

Or you can reformat the hard drive and put windows back on it. this solution you will lose everything

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I have a virus and i want to reformat the drive...


call sandisk tell them if still under warranty they will pay for you to send to them!!!! 1-866-sandisk !!!!Good luck!! I think warranty is good for a year?

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I have a virus I cannot remove from my hard drive


If you can go to Avira.com and download there repair disk,you can put it on a disk or flash drive, it will run before windows starts(dos), you force the lap to boot from the disk. If this is a virus Avira will kill it.
Avira is the 2nd top anti-virus on planet, there free edition is better
than AVG, Avg is 21 out of the top 20 anti-virus.

Yes, if you reinstall windows and delete the drive,install to (C) new raw and format, it will be gone, but a lot of work when you don't need to.

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