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Bad Virus, Just Want To Install Xp Over Again


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#1 boxtones

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 09:29 AM

i have a gateway laptop

barely any files on it at all at the moment

i have a powerful virus, malware, or etc on it since i tried various removal programs and it goes so slow i can barely get it too work

i own xp home edition

can i just install this on here again and will that erase all data including the virus or etc?????

Edited by rigel, 09 September 2008 - 11:15 AM.
Moved to a more appropriate forum ~ rigel


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 12:42 PM

Do have an XP CD or recovery CDs?

Either one (according to directions) should produce your desired effect.

If you have recovery/restore CDs...they should have their own instructions for using.

If a MS XP CD, Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures - http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm

Still...it probably would not hurt anything if you posted at BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ They may provide some guidance and direction that will help prevent your quickly arising in the same situation (after your clean install).

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