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Re: Notepad format HDD

Would you then be able to use any install disks to reinstall windows...have a hell of a virus I can't get around...

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Having virus does not mean tht u have to format ur comp u can easily remove the virus from the computre but that will take a long time but i can help u out and if u dnt want the files and if the files are infected and if its a critical virus then i think u need a refresher like unintalling and reinstalling of the o.s i.e The Operating System..i know that u have a hp computer so if ur comp is oin warrenty then u can call the hp 1800 hp invent no and ask for a recovery disk they will provide u one or if ur comp is not in warrenty then uc an do on e thing
if u r using xp then restart the comp and start tapping F10 and u will have a recovery manager choose system recovery and choose distructive recovery and if it is vista then u can do the same thing but this time it is F11 then u will see a screen that says " welcome to the recovery manager " then choose the advanced option at the bottom and choose the system recovery option and click next click next again and u r one u will see a green line moving which will indicate the progresss of the recovery aftyer it reaches the 100% then it will ask u to restarty the comp and then u r ready to rock and roll ur comp is free from virus and back to the day u took it out of the box ........................happy recovery .ask the comp to get will soon and use a norton as an antibiotic to be at teh safer side

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You can use any disk as long as you own the license code. Do you know the type of virus and it's name. I could possibly help with a removal tool or advice if I know more.

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The Geek Squad wants to replace my hard drive and reload Windows because they say it is infected with a virus and my warrenty won't cover that.


You don't have to replace the hard drive if it still works. You can reformat it by doing a clean install of windows. It's relatively easy. Just go to your cmos, tell your computer to boot from cd, put your windows cd in your drive. Boot to the windows install cd and follow the instructions and answer the questions on the screen. Good luck and let me know if you need anything else.

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Unable to access safe mode using f8 or msconfig because a virus has exe,


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How to Format a Computer with Windows Vista

Warning - Formatting hard drive information does not permanently erase the data. Even after a computer has been formatted, deleted files can be easily recovered. If you want to permanently wipe your hard drive by completely overwritting hard drive data, check out WipeDrive.
To format your hard disk during Windows Vista installation, you'll need to start, or boot, your computer using the Windows Vista installation disc or USB flash drive.

  1. Turn on your computer so that Windows starts normally, insert the Windows Vista installation disc, and then shut down your computer.

  2. Restart your computer.

  3. Press any key when prompted, and then follow the instructions that appear.

  4. On the Install Windows page, follow any instructions that are displayed, and then click Install now.
    • If the Install Windows page doesn't appear, and you're not asked to press any key, you might need to change some system settings. To learn how to do this, see Start Windows from a CD or DVD.
  5. On the Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation and to help protect your computer against security threats. You will need an Internet connection to get installation updates.

  6. On the Type your product key for activation page, do one of the following:
    • If you are reinstalling Windows Vista, you should enter your product key now.
    • If you are not reinstalling Windows Vista, you can skip this step.
  7. On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click I accept the license terms.

  8. On the Which type of installation do you want? page, click Custom.

  9. On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, click Drive options (advanced).

  10. Click the partition that you want to format and click Format
    • If you have more than one partition on this hard drive and want to get rid them to make one big drive again, then select a partition and click on the Delete option for each partition. Once you have deleted all of the partitions, select the Unallocated Space partition and click Format
  11. When you've finished formatting, click Next.

  12. Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows Vista, which include naming your computer and setting up an initial user account.
    • If you do not want to reinstall Windows Vista, you can cancel the installation at this point and keep your newly formatted drives.

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Pc reset again and again.


reinstall the windows from a good source. Format your hard disk first. Corrupt operating windows is usually caused by a virus infection. after installation, install an anti virus. Good luck

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I have a virus that has disabled everything on my computer - how do I get rid of it ? It showed up a few days ago and has locked out my ability to use internet or any program but it connects to a...


Unfortunately, this type of virus is actually a virus that is a result of the company that actually has you going to the website to install the anti-virus software, nice huh?
So, there is really only one 100% foolproof way of eliminating this virus and that is by formatting your Hard Drive and reinstalling windows. Now, if you have extremely valuabe information on that drive that you can't afford to lose, then you can perform a small trick. You can install a new Hard Drive in the #1 position of the Seriel Cable or PCMI Position #1 if an older PC. If you are not familiar with the inside of your PC, you'll need to take your PC to a local PC Repair shop and ask them to install a new Hard Drive and OS and pull the data off the old hard drive and have it copied over to the new Hard Drive. Sometimes this may not be possible, but it can't hurt to try. Then the infected drive can be formatted and you'll have 2 drives in your PC, your old one being just a great back up spare drive.
If you don't have such valuable data on the drive, then the process is much simpler. Just reinstall your Windows OS (Windows 7, Vista, XP) whatever version of Windows Software you have. You will need the original Windows OS installation disk if it is an OEM version of Windows, or go and purchase a Full version of Windows and install from the CD.
When you go to install Windows, you will be asked if you wish to format disk prior to installing, make sure you select yes. Then you drive will be formatted, automatically removing the virus, then reinstalling windows on newly formatted Hard Disk.

Hope that helps

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I want to restore my computor to factory settings


did it come with a recovery disk?

best thing to do is format hdd c:\
if you have a windows disk turn it off then go int obios

select boot priority, change first device yto cd/dvd then put in windows disk and save and exit usually f10 or esc

then reinstall windows there you go back to default

dont bother reseting smos that holds no information anyway except bios password and bios settings

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