Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I need to reformat my system due to a virus. I do not have the boot disk. what is the procedure i have to follow

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 21 Answers

While reformatting is a good idea/solution to follow. I would recommend trying to use malwarebytes free edition first. it may be that it will remove your virus problems and there will be no need for a reformat. I have had many viruses in the past.. and have had LOTS of experience removing them and malwarebytes has come through 100% of the time! you can download it on malwarebytes site or here to give it a shot http://filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/download/d1b4a4e1bd839ee3d9a605e7f89c061e/

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where can i get a free diagram of the motherboard layout for the Gateway 835GM?


There are many things to be considered by having a problem with your boot up. First common factor is infected with the virus of your operating system or corrupted, then possible your hard disk drive is having a mechanical trouble due to improper shut down or by hanging up. If this is the case, you have to reformat your computer operating system and or change you hard disk drive in order to fix the said problem.

Jun 01, 2014 | Gateway 838GM (RB838GM) PC Desktop

1 Answer

Why my Toshiba Satekkite laptop won't reformat the hard drive?


Why are you trying to reformat the drive ? The entire operating system and all files will be destroyed if you do this. To reformat the drive requires an external program on a disk that would allow you to reinstall windows from scratch. Most Bios chips can do a reformat but accessing these low level programs is for pros only and varies widely from machine to machine. Unless you have a nasty Trojan, virus or worm that can't be removed any other way I would not do this. You will need a working copy of a boot disk to get the machine up and running after the reformat. Then you can reinstall the Operating System. If you had been successful in your reformat you would have found yourself with a DEAD MACHINE unless you had a boot disk ready.

May 25, 2014 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Can i boot win vista cd? can i use vista cd to reformat my computer?


Yes you can format computer with vista disk and instal new windows.
Inser that vista disk into cd/dvd rom then when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 del or ALT+F2 key to enter in bios.
Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as cd /dvd rom then save settings and exit from bios.
Then it boot with windows disk.Then follow the procedure and choose installing new windows xp then select 1 partition and format it then it install windows vista on it.It will take 30 to 45 minutes to complete the installation.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa.

Jul 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

1 Answer

Stop 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x82F8FA28, 0x0000102, 0x 00000000) appears on my screen. Blue background. What can I do to repair this?


Your system has suffered an unrecoverable error. Either vital operating system files have been corrupted, deleted or overwritten or your hard drive has failed. I suggest reformatting the drive and reloading the operating system from scratch. This can also be cause by some virus infections currently in the wild ( viruses that are currently circulating the internet) so make sure you boot from a system disk and reformat the drive or drives from this boot disk. Sorry but you have very few chances of a successful recovery from this without reinstalling your operating system.

May 21, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Want to know the steps to reformat Toshiba - Satellite Pro


Your data - In order to ensure don't copy any infected data backup as few executables as possible. BEFORE restoring your data make sure you have antivirus installed and up to date. Perform a full scan after copying the data back to your lt. Put in the recovery disk and restart your computer. Look for a prompt on the screen to "boot from disk" while it is booting. Press the key it says to press and follow the directions from there. If there isn't a prompt to boot from disk try pressing Alt and F10 while it boots.

Jun 03, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite Pro 490XCDT Notebook

2 Answers

My computer keeps restarting why??


HI, your system has contracted a nasty virus that has destroyed a vital system 32 file that is needed for stability. You will have to preform a restoration to bring back stability and continuity. A good way to do this is to use the system restore disk that should have been delivered along with this unit. if you don't have this disk, you can use a Windows Xp install disk as well. be sure to wipe the partitions and reformat the drive to rid the system of this horrid virus attack.

Mar 09, 2009 | Gateway GT5056 PC Desktop

1 Answer

DELL D600- UNABLE TO DETECT HARD DISK TO BOOT SYSTEM


You might have to reformat the drive sounds like you got a virus in your boot sector on the hard drive.
I hope you backed up everything you needed. when ya get it running again get an external drive and make regular backups of your stuff.Where did it move the files to ? you should have a backup of your system on your harddrive that came with the machine when you bought it ,try to reformat with this sector of the hard drive its called d: backup

Dec 31, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

1 Answer

I need to know how to reformat my acer extensa 4220. I have no boot disk and I have a virus that is not allowing me to see my system information or MYcomputer and so forth


first create a boot disk.
Create MS-DOS bootable diskette
When formatting a floppy diskette, users have the option of creating a MS-DOS startup disk, follow the below steps to do this.
  1. Place diskette in the computer.
  2. Open My Computer, right-click the A: drive and click Format.
  3. In the Format window, check Create an MS-DOS startup disk.
  4. Click Start
You Will Have your own Boot Disk.
Backup Your Data.
Boot With the help of BootDisk.
Load a new XP.
Virus Scan All the Drives and Data.

Sambeet


Sep 19, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I cant identify the prolem


It looks like you may have a boot sector virus. A boot sector virus is one that infects the first sector, i.e. the boot sector, of a floppy disk or hard drive. Boot sector viruses can also infect the MBR. All disks and hard drives are divided into small sectors. The first sector is called the boot sector and contains the Master Boot Record (MBR). The MBR contains the information concerning the location of partitions on the drive and reading of the bootable operating system partition.

When disinfecting a boot sector virus, the system should always be booted from a known clean system disk. On a DOS-based PC, a bootable system disk can be created on a clean system running the exact same version of DOS as the infected PC. From a DOS prompt, type:
    SYS C:\ A:\
and press enter. This will copy the system files from the local hard drive (C:\) to the floppy drive (A:\).
If the disk has not been formatted, the use of FORMAT /S will format the disk and transfer the necessary system files. On Windows 3.1x systems, the disk should be created as described above for DOS-based PC's. On Windows 95/98/NT systems, click Start | Settings | Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs and choose the Startup Disk tab. Then click on "Create Disk". Windows 2000 users should insert the Windows 2000 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, click Start | Run and type the name of the drive followed by bootdisk\makeboot a: and then click OK. For example:
    d:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
Follow the screen prompts to finish creating the bootable system disk. In all cases, after the creation of the bootable system disk, the disk should be write protected to avoid infection.

Once the OS loads, run your anti-virus software and it should clean the virus.

Should this not help, I'm afraid the only other alternative would be to reformat the HDD and reinstall XP again from a bootable disc.

Hope that helps..

May 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

44 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...