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#1 Dodgeecz

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

If I fomat the c drive will my reinstalltion disk reinstall XP? I have a Dell Insperion1705.

I got the program System Check on the laptop and haven't been able to get rid of it

Thank you for any help anyone can give me


Edited by hamluis, 06 April 2013 - 02:13 PM.
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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:24 PM

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-system-check


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:53 PM

Reformatting
Starting over by wiping your drive, and reformatting it removes everything and ensures no remnants of malicious files are left behind.
When reformatting due to malware infection, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files, photos to a CD or DVD drive, not a flash drive or external hard drive as they may become compromised in the process. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), dynamic link library (*.dll), autorun (.ini) or script files (.php, .asp, .htm, .html, .xml ) files because they may be infected by malware. Avoid backing up compressed files (.zip, .cab, .rar) that have executables inside them as some types of malware can penetrate compressed files and infect the .exe files within them. Other types of malware may even disguise itself by
  • [url="How[/url"> and Where to backup your files in XP or Vista
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  • Again, do not back up any files with the following file extensions: exe, .scr, .dll, .ini, .htm, .html, .php, .asp, .xml, .zip, .rar, .cab as they may be infected.
     
    If you need additional assistance with reformatting or partitioning, you can start a new topic in the appropriate forum.

    Edited by boopme, 06 April 2013 - 09:53 PM.

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    Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

    Thank you everyone for your replys I will give them a try and let you know the results as soon as I can






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