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Trojan hi, just wanted to know how can I put a fresh install? i have the original os disks, but the pc has been updated since its purchase, therefore it will not start the cd. how can i do it? thankyou

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  • adele76 May 13, 2008

    hi, sorry i forgot to mention that my computer has a trojan and im trying to get rid of it by re-installing the os. Will this work?


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I have a compaq desktop evo D500, now I want to upgrade Ram, and want to new Installation but I have no Audio and Grafics driver for it. So tell me How Can I get these drivers, I can't search it on internet. please send me drivers at

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Make sure the computer is set to boot from cd in the bios

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Three things you can do:
1) Change your configuration back to what it was when the PC was new. Then reinitialize the PC and change it back to the desired configuration.
2) Purchase a "retail" copy of whatever OS you want to install. Do not buy an upgrade version, as this might not work without having an os installed before installation.
3) Buy a new PC. Not much of a fix for your PC, but this option can save a lot of time and hassle.

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