Hi how do i reboot my laptop, i would like to get rid of everything on it and start it up for my grandson, dont have any discs. i am scared to delete stuff of it, i think i have already got rid of something i shouldn`t have, please help.
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If your laptop manufacturer requires one you can purchase one a boot disc for your laptop. Not sure as to what your doing here if rebooting your computer sounds like that is what your doing. You will need this to boot your machine. If it were my laptop I would get rid of that process and just use a newer operating system that does not require a boot disc in A those are obsolete these days anyway. John
Hi, if you have your Del CD, you can just put this in and select repair or reinstall. If this is not posible, follow the following:
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To install new version of XP. Insert XP CD into drive,
reboot pc pressing ESC button, or delete in
some machines. This takes you into BIOS, change your primary boot device to
CDrom, save changes and reboot. Select boot from CD once this appears and wait
for files to be installed. Select the part of the hard drive you wish to use
for your operating system (usually the largest) and select partition this
drive. Delete any previous os, and reformat hard drive. (Be aware this removes
everything saved on your hard drive, so always back up first) Re boot
afterwards and reinstall operating system.
Hope this helps
If you want to complete erase the hard drive and start fresh you will need an operating system disc, there no other way, other than going through and manually deleting every file and program that you don't want. Doing a system restore back to the earliest point, will still leave any installed files and programs intact.
To get rid of the virus and set it back "just as you bought it", reformat the hard drive and install a new operating system with your recovery or operating system disc. If you use the built in quick recovery system, the virus will remain, and continue to cause damage to the system.