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Reformating my hard drive

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Re: reformating my hard drive

If putting the disk in and restarting doesnt work, restart your computer and press the key to enter setup(should say on screen) ussually F1 or del. go to boot sequence and place the CD drive above the Hard Disk Drive. Restart your computer after saving changes then it should say "Press any key to boot from CD..." press space (or any other key) and follow the on screen instructions.

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Several ways to do it. If you have the XP CD, you should be able to boot to it. Delete the partition and then choose to "Format the partition using the NTFS file system."

Remember to backup any data before you start. It will wipe your drive clean.

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Are you talking about USB flash drive and do you want to retrieve lost files or anything else... well as you did not posted question clearly i can gues prob is due to lost your files

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Please note, however, that no matter how much you get rid of this "virus", your computer will never perform the way it used to. My main suggestion is to backup all your important data to somewhere else (either online, on a disk, or on another computer. DO NOT BACK IT UP TO YOUR HARD DRIVE!!). Reinstall Windows XP or Vista, and reformat your hard drive. Look on the Microsoft Website if you need any help about Reformating.

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