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Virus hi i contacted a virus i was wondering if i could somehow reset the factory settings on my doesn't matter if information is lost. the virus wont let me do anything it shut down my wireless lan and everything else .

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Formatting should be the last thing to think of.

  1. Try and get an external IDE case
  2. Fix the your computers hard disk inside
  3. Connect it to another computer with an updated antivirus preferably AVAST
  4. scan your hard disk drive an delete all the virus present
  5. Now fix your hard disk into your computer
  6. Now insert an XP OS cd into your Cd rom Drive and make sure you set the boot option to boot from it
  7. following the installation instruction
  8. the computer will ask you to repair for the 1st time, ignore it by choosing "continue"
  9. On the second repair option
  10. You will have to choose to repair your OS

Please get back to me and let me know the results..

Good luck

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Don't worry my dear . Take your Internet Cable out.
Do u have Anti Virus in your PC. then scan for Virus ok .

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Go get an antivirus program. Period. If you want a free one, try Avast! from Alwil Software. Restoring factory settings won't remove the virus from your system.

Alternately, you could reinstall the operating system. That would effectively return your system to original state. But using antivirus is much easier (imho) and doesn't require data loss.

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If your computer is an HP there is an option at the startup to do a system restore.  Press one of the function keys, to get to it.  Next select "Destructive Recovery" this will reset the entire computer back to when it came to you straight from the factory.  If you do not have that option, try using the system restore by going START, PROGRAMS. ACCESSORIES, SYSTEM TOOLS, and select system restore.  9 out of 10 times this will cause the virus to roll back on its self, hence destroying any trace of it.  Best Regards COMPUTA FIXA

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Back up all necessary data to an external device such as a disk, flash drive or hard drive Make sure all programs are closed and shut down your Acer laptop. Detach any external hardware such as an external hard drive or printer. Press the Power button to boot your Acer laptop. Press "Alt-F10" on your keyboard when the Acer screen appears at the start of the boot-up process. Wait a moment while Windows loads the reset files. Select "Restore System from factory default" in the Acer eRecovery Management window. Click "Next" on the next screen to continue. Click "Next" on the following destination information window. This will pop up a notice telling you that resetting your Acer laptop will erase all data and restore the laptop to its original settings and configuration. Click "OK" in the notice window to proceed with resetting your Acer laptop. Wait while your Acer laptop is reset to factory settings.

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If you get a virus on your computer, information may become corrupted and lost forever. If this happens to your Toshiba laptop, many times the only recourse is to restore your Toshiba to its factory settings. Ideally before starting the process you should have all things you wish to save on an external hard drive or backed up some other way. Resetting the laptop is good to do once a year to ensure no viruses are lingering.
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This small tip will cover the main steps , to restore your Dell laptop to factory settings. Depending on the model you possess , the manipulations may be slightly different , so feel free to add any information you think may be useful to this FAQ.
Restore the Computer to the Default Factory Configuration

When you restore the computer to the default factory configuration, all data on the C drive is deleted. Before performing this procedure, back up personal files. If you do not back up personal files, the data is lost.
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  • 4. Specify the language settings that you want, and then click Next.
  • 5. Log in as a user who has administrative credentials, and then click OK.
  • 6. Click Dell Factory Image Restore.
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  • 8. Click to select the check box for Yes, reformat hard drive and restore system software to factory condition.
  • 9. Click Next. The computer is restored to the default factory configuration.
  • 10. When the restore operation is completed, click Finish to restart the computer.

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Please make sure that you save any photos or important files or contacts onto a pendrive or an external harddrive before you do it

You dont have to wipe anything else from your c drive as it will come back to factory settings when it finishes But do stay with it because you will need to put some information in while its setting up again

good luck it wont take long

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