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I got a bad virus i got disks and it has to windows xp on start up and i still got virus i want to make clean slate

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Just remember when you go for a clean slate anything you have on your computer now will be erased. Hopefully you have a backup of all the items you want to keep. Or if you can still access your computer copy what you want on a CD or DVD disk or an external drive otherwise it will all be gone.

To do a clean slate you will need the discs that came with your computer when you first got it. Hopefully you still have them if not you will need to contact the manufacture for replacement disks.

Now start your computer up as you normally would, put the the restore CD in your CD Drive and then restart your computer. It may ask you on the the restart to hit any key to boot off the CD if so then hit a key on the keyboard. After that the software will take control of your computer. If at some point it asks you to reformat your hard drive say yes to that question. Your computer will format your hard drive, then install some files. It will reboot several times and this can take up to an hour to do a complete install. After it finishes I would first install the antivirus program you use then I would go to Microsofts update site and download all the latest updates, that can take several hours to get them all on your machine. Now your machine is ready to accept anything else on it that you want to put on it and your virus will be completely gone.

I hope this helps you out if so please leave me some positive feedback.

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If your virus has gotten into the registry already then you need to reformat and reinstall your PC. but if not then you still have options, try ccleaner, this program can clean startup items and clean your PC. try also using Eset nod32 antivirus, eversince i switch to this antivirus, my computer does'nt infected already with any kind of viruses, it updates itself almost everyday.

good luck bro....


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If you want a clean install make sure you format the hard drive during the install process, do not select fast format.

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