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Problem after problem, should I format m hard drive?

I've had my laptop for about a year and a half. It did wonderful at 1st but now its a big pain in the ****! the biggest problem I had was my desktop begin to blink, & I was able to fix that ( I can assume it was a virus bc by best friend had d same problem and she paid Geek Squad $200 to remove 2k viruses but then they removed the anitvirus software from her laptop so she had to take it back anyways) now that that has stopped I'm having other problems, like I cant access volume control in the toolbar or any of my quick launch, no spider solitaire, or paint. & I had a problem with my dvd player & burner as well as it takes oh about ten minutes to start up!! It's so aggrivating. I really dont want to format my hard drive bc I would lose all of my software. But it seems as though that would be the easiest thing to do.
**** If anyone had any input or suggestions these are some of the things I am Looking for

1. If I have to format my hard drive is there a way to back up my software?
2. Is it worth downloading whatever drivers I need?
3. Is it possible that I still have a virus on my laptop?
4. Is the best solution formatting my hard drive?


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The best solution is to format it. in that way all viruses will be gone.
if you can find all your software on the internet
and you can find the keys to the software you can format your pc.


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