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how do i reformat my computer? i think i got a virus or something.. my ctrl alt delete does not work when i press them together.
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help pls!~
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Be patient please. Did you try running your PC in safemode while doing a virus scan?
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noo but i want to reformat neways
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post #5 of 11
As for your original question, make sure you back up everything critical. Then insert the XP CD and it will boot from it. After that it is extremely simple. It practically does everything for you. But you lose EVERYTHING. Don't be intimidated by the lack of UI in the inital satges of set-up.

Youll be fine.

EDIT: Make a back up of all your drivers as well.
post #6 of 11
insert windows XP cd.
reboot.
follow the prompts.

TADA!
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post #7 of 11
windows xp cd or system restore cd if its branded. then let it boot from cd. delete the partition. create new one. let it install and you're done. but now u have to reinstall any drivers. mine is easy. i just dl 2 files from nVidia (1 video, 1 motherboard.. ethernet... etc). just make sure u have all your cds handy or look online first for them before reformat.
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post #8 of 11
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i dont have any motherboard drivers
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnaty
i dont have any motherboard drivers
Get em off the internet, and put them on a bootable disk.
    
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnaty
i dont have any motherboard drivers
You can always find motherboard drivers online. Just go to the manufacturer's site or google them.
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