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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:26 PM

My Win XP has got corrupted, plus there might be some undetected virus/spyware on my system, so the best plan is to completely wipe and reformat my hard drive and reinstall XP.
Problem is I haven't a clue how to do it, and the local computer shop say they'll do it for 40 (64 dollars).
Does that price sound right to you?

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:32 PM

No! post your problem here Mick: Am I infected? What do I do? .

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 06:41 PM

Reinstalling the OS we can do right here in this forum
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#4 ReviverSoft

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:14 PM

Easy Peasy, you'll have Windows XP running in no time, for FREE.

There are also a plenty of visual guides available on the Internet.
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:24 PM

that sounds cheap-ish for a shop to do, but better to learn how to do it yourself here. Its like paying yourself to learn. And its not too hard, assuming you still have your disks.

#6 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:35 PM

No! post your problem here Mick: Am I infected? What do I do? .



I should mention i'm chronically PC-illiterate, in fact I absolutely loathe fiddling about with PC's.
It might not be an infection anyway if my XP is corrupted, so the easy way out seems to be to simply reformat my HD to get rid of any infections and corruptions at a stroke, and reinstall XP.
If i mess up, i can always go to the shop looking sheepish to bail me out.
Let's start with reformatting, shall i look for a tutorial on how to do it?

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:11 PM

Yes, go ahead with clean install.

I've also found two tutorials you can choose from:

How to Install Windows XP?

Install Win XP

Good luck! :thumbsup:

Edited by ReviverSoft, 07 January 2010 - 05:11 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:21 PM

My Win XP has got corrupted, plus there might be some undetected virus/spyware on my system, so the best plan is to completely wipe and reformat my hard drive and reinstall XP.
Problem is I haven't a clue how to do it, and the local computer shop say they'll do it for 40 (64 dollars).
Does that price sound right to you?

Stop the clocks........................... Before you do a full clean install, run sfc! click the start button, type 'cmd' without the quotes. now type exactly as you see.

sfc /scannow.
you will see a small window checking your windows installation for corrupt and missing files, in my opinion this should be your first port of call. I am an established pc engineeer with my own business for 10 years.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:30 PM

Running sfc /scannow is fine for corrupted/missing system files.

That doesn't seem to be the case here, with mention of malware on the system. A clean install takes care of that.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:08 PM

Agree with Hamluis. While this may take care of damaged OS files it will do little to nothing in the event of malware being present on the system.

It may be useful after the system is cleaned but in this instance the OP has chosen a nuke and repave route.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:37 PM

No! post your problem here Mick: Am I infected? What do I do? .



I should mention i'm chronically PC-illiterate, in fact I absolutely loathe fiddling about with PC's.
It might not be an infection anyway if my XP is corrupted, so the easy way out seems to be to simply reformat my HD to get rid of any infections and corruptions at a stroke, and reinstall XP.
If i mess up, i can always go to the shop looking sheepish to bail me out.
Let's start with reformatting, shall i look for a tutorial on how to do it?


The members here will be happy to guide you through what ever option you chose Mick.

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