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A virus have just destroy almost all my computer software, what should i do to restore it to factory settings?( system restore is not working)

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You should have a CD (or set of CDs) that was supplied with your PC that you can use to re-install your system. If not, you may have created the backup CDs when you first started your computer and you may be able to use those. As a last resort, you can contact the manufacturer and request a copy of the baseline CD. These are usually available for three years after purchase, but may be available longer depending on the manufacturer. You can also try Ebay and other sites to see if someone is offering the reinstallation CDs if they are not available from the manufacturer. If you built it yourself, or someone assembled it for you, you can start with the MS Windows CDs and build up from there.

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2. Select the option to "Reformat the drive to factory settings."

3. Follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the operating system and original software that came with your computer.

4. Once the Restore finishes, you can re-install all the programs that you added to the computer as well as restore your files.


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HAVE GOTTEN A VIRUS(S) AND CANT GET ON THE INTERNET AND HAVE NO BOOT DISKS OR INSTALLATION DISKS FOR SOFTWARE THAT CAME ON THE COMPUTER. WONDERING IF SYSTEM RESTORE TO FACTORY SETTINGS IS THE ANSWER IM...


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But, restoring the Computer to the Factory settings will also delete the Data in the Hard Drive.

Hence, you may try performing a Complete System Scan to check for any Virus or security threats.

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1 Turn on the computer.
2 As the computer starts, press <F8> on the keyboard until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears on the screen.
new_note.jpg Note: You must press <F8> before the Windows logo appears on the screen. If you press <F8> after the Windows logo appears on the screen, the Advanced Boot Options menu will not appear on the screen. If you do not see the Advanced Boot Options menu, restart the computer, and then repeat this step until you see the menu on the screen.
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