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How to format laptop

I want to reformat my laptop because it was infected by a virus even i have scanned it with different anti virus. It is a 98 OS, can i install it with a windows XP?

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    i want to format completely my lap-top.please sujjest

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    format xp virus

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    how format it

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    i turned my laptop off at the power button because it froze. now it will not boot up at all

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Yes. be sure your memory at least 128 mb

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If i have a virus on my computer and I format my C drive..that might help to get rid of it right?


You are right, but if it didn't infect only your C drive, then you are still not 100% secured and cleaned. I would suggest you to run full system scan using an updated antivirus program. There are many free antivirus programs which are very effective. You can try Avira Free (click HERE to download). Scanning will take time, but it's better to waste time than wasting data and having a virus infected computer.
Hope this helps.
Let me know if you need further help.
Good Luck.
Thanks for using FixYa.

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Trojan horse dropper. generic3. AXZH , what is the efect of this virous?


trojan horse virus is infected all files and registry of your OS, sometimes your pc keep on hanging or reset automatically and crush your hardisk, best solution is reformat your pc, and install fresh copy of your OS and drivers after that install your anti virus that you have before installing other application thanks.

Apr 29, 2011 | HP PC Laptops

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Remove virus from HP netbook


Goto malwarebytes.org and install the free version. update and run a scan with it. after that try microsoft security essentials for an anti-virus. it's free and gets the job done.
best of luck!

Feb 28, 2011 | HP Mini 3111000NR Netbook

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I have a HP Pavilion DV9400Z CTO, Model: GD574AV laptop sing Jun2 2007. Originally came with Vista, I have reformatted twice since then, recently did install Windows 7 Ultimate, worked well for a month....


Hi,

Since the laptop worked without any problems for a month after installing Windows 7, chances of a hardware problem are less.

From the description of the problem it seems that there is some malware/spyware infection or the Windows installation is damaged.

1) Kiindly download and perform a complete scan with a virus/malware removal tool.

You can download the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

After download and installing the program, kindly update and perform a full scan with the program.

2) If the problem persists, you will have to re-install the OS.

Hope this solves your problem. Thanks for using FixYa.

May 30, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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Can a virus infected pc be treated instead of reformatting it?


Yes it is possible but it may not fully remove the virus, it depends upon the type of virus infection.
If you have not installed a virus protection program, then this makes your task more difficult.
I would try a WEB base virus removal program first, provided you can connect to the Internet. Try these WEB base virus links first and if successful then install a virus program.
WEB-based Virus Scan Trend Micro housecall
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
symantec - Norton Security Scan
http://security.symantec.com
If all fails then you need to format your hard disk and install Windows again together with the computer's device drivers and your programs.

May 04, 2010 | ASUS Eee 2G Surf Notebook

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Still SLOW after a complete recovery (with disk) the computer


hello!!! your computer slow maybe some files is missing due to slow performance
or when you virus scan last time some of your files in the drive c are infected by the virus
and the anti virus normally he do to delete automatically whose files unable to repair by
anti virus scaner your best to do to reformat using os/operating system cd, or try upgrade your memory ram...

thank you!! hope i can help you..have a good day!!!


Jul 06, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-FS550 Notebook

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Matrix when booting up.


Make sure you run an updated anti-virus program on the machine in Safe-Mode. You will also want to scan for any root-kits or malware that could be infecting your machine. The thing about malware and root kits is that they appear to be removed (when using an anti-virus program) but can reside in the boot record, so when you reboot, the machine automatically loads the root kit and infects your machine again. I would also scan for spy ware.

Here are some programs you could try:

MalwareBytes (run in safe mode first)

Vipre or kaspersky anti-virus (run in safe mode after malware bytes)

AdAware (scans for spyware, run in safemode as well)

Seek and destroy is another good scanner to run as well.

Failing all those scans, you should backup any important files and reformat the hard drive and reinstall the OS. If there is still a problem, then chances are this is a hardware issue.

Mar 27, 2009 | Toshiba Qosmio G25-AV513 Notebook

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Infected by virus how to reformat my laptop


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

Feb 25, 2009 | Acer TravelMate 4100 Notebook

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Virus


Don't reformat it just yet. Tell us what OS you are using, and I can try to help.
I will assume you are using WIndows XP or Vista - what you can do, assuming you have kept your PC up-to-date, is try to run the inbuilt Microsoft anti-malware program.
Click Start, Run, type MRT and press Enter or click OK.
You should get the February 2009 version of the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool.
Do a quick scan and see what comes up. If anything is found, reboot and repeat the process doing a full scan (can take several hours).
That should fix and remove the most common virus infections. Let me know how you get on.

If you still need to reformat, you need to use the Dell recovery CDs that came with your laptop. These were a blue recovery/drivers CD and a purple CD for Windows XP sp1 or a green CD for Windows XP sp2. Not sure about other versions of Windows. There is no magic button to reformat with Dell laptops.

Feb 16, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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