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Infected by virus how to reformat my laptop

I want to reformat my laptop but i dont know how to do it..i want to restore it to original setting, but i dont have the OS cd and there is no acer management or erecovery management in my acer travelmate 4100.. pls anyone teach me how to reformat step by step. thanks.

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  • jerx Feb 25, 2009

    my OS is windows i checked already there is no recovery folder.



  • jerx Feb 25, 2009

    windows xp professional

  • DEKR
    DEKR May 11, 2010

    which operating system

    and have you checked in my computer cdrive

    you might find acer folder with recovery

    i need os please

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It need a clean on it

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If you have your own wincd product key you can borrow a cd to use.
In the mean time do a virus scan again remove infected files
then do a disk defrag.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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You can visit this link to purchase recovery discs for your unit. Should do a factory restore for ya...

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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    John Elliott Feb 25, 2009

    If you wish to use the cd key affixed to the bottom of your unit you'll need a copy of XP Pro OEM (not retail) otherwise you can do a fresh install from a retail copy of XP Home and simply reinstall the OS as prompted by the setup, download the driver files for your machine and boot her up.

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