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Want to destroy data on 98 before dumping pc

Want to DESTROY data on 98 before dumping but don't want to pay for software.  can i open case and physically destroy hard drive?  what does it look like on HP 6470z?

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Re: want to destroy data on 98 before dumping pc

Why don't you sell it on Ebay?

I don't understand what your saying.

Why do you want to destroy it?

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From last week when I open any Word document or open up Word I don't get any dropdown menus or any tool bars, it's as though I am in Wordperfect mode - which I have never used. I have tried using...

This can be a Virus because Viruses can destroy data and information and even steal them. They are also capable of damaging or destroying software. Try reinstalling MS Word and have a good AniVirus software installed at your PC. Make sure you update the AntiVirus and scan your PC regularly, Keep your MS Windows updated

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My computer runs very slow at startup even after disk defragmentation.. Can you show me a absolutely free and workable anti-virus software.. Thanks mate..!

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When i turned my pc i don't go nowhere i got a message saying; "unable to read file C:\windows\system32\config\software . Please if anybody help me i really will appreciate

Hi, it sounds to me like your computer has got a virus, what you need to do now is get hold of a windows cd and re-install windows the virus has corrupted some of the data stored on your hard drive so if you get hold of an original windows cd or if you have one yourself that came with the computer then all you need to do is switch it on and put the cd in the drive then it will ask you to boot from cd select yes then let it load it will then ask you if you want to repair the previous installation of windows, again select yes.

this will then repair the damage done and it will then solve your problem and it will get your computer back up and running, when it is back on you need to scan for viruses and then this should then solve your problem.

let me know if you need further assistance ok

a good virus scan is called spybot search and destroy if you google this spybot search and destroy you will find the site that lets you download this software its free and one of the best virus detection software out their.

plz rate this solution as i have a whole page of unrated posts, thanks

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Computer running slow

In my opinion, A good anti-virus is AVAST. A good spyware program is Spybot. Malware I recommend Malwarebytes.
1. Scan your computer with Spybot then restart,
2. Now scan your computer with Malwarebytes
and delete whatever comes up. restart
3. Now try scanning your computer with the anti-virus protection.
Hopefully this would of remove some of the viruses and spyware.
Read below for more information.

And for a good Price too........Free.

Helpful Free Software below Read On. If you find any of this helpful, pls rate me. !

Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up, AND DELET IT.

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

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

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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***-- 2010 ,
I feel that is the best for your money.


Last Resort, would be a Reformat. Use your recovery Cd's.

Viruses normally corrupt your computer. You probably will need to do a Reformat. Be sure and do a Back-up First., because you will loose everything. Restore will not remove Viruses. Best way would be Reformat.

If you know how to do a back-up, save all your documents, pictures and music. If not take it to a reputable computer shop to take of this. There will be a slight charge, but they will save all your important data.
If you find this information helpful, pls rate me.

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Try the following:
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  4. Navigate to and delete the following entries:

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