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My laptop got a virus, so now I was wondering how I might be able to reformat my laptop since it didn't come with any back up cd's.

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Yes when you start up your computer press F8. Then select repair your computer.Then it will bring up a menu. Then click on Restore your Computer. Then click on restore to a earlier point of time. Then select the time before you got the virus. Then then click ok. It will restore the computer back to the way it way. X days ago.

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Its very easy you can format your computer if you have windows xp or vista cd , you donot need any backup cd. and here is the way to format your pc:
The process of formatting is as follows:
1. Insert the WINDOWS XP bootable disk in the CD drive.
2. Restart your PC (if it was already running).
3. Press enter when the monitor reads PRESS ANY KEY.
4. Now comes the time to partition your drives.
5. If you want to delete any partition, press D or L(whichever is displayed on the screen).
6. Afterwards format the drive you want to install the operating system (XP) in.
7. Press ENTER.
8. The formatting will start.
9. Follow the procedures.
10.It should take around 40 minutes for the installation to finish.
11.Use windows(HAVE A GOOD TIME).

let me know if u need anyother information.

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