Hopefully i have posted this in the right place and someone can advise me on this issue.
I have a Packard Bell Easy note laptop. The laptop is really old but i use it when i'm having issues with my current laptop. The operating system installed is Vista Business. Last week, when using the laptop i contracted the CTB virus. I wasn't really bothered about paying the ransom as the laptop holds old unimportant data. The virus has now encrypted all my files and made my laptop extremely slow and unusable.
I was hoping that resetting my laptop to factory settings would resolve this problem but the issues is that i lost the dvd that allow you to restore/reset the system and even if i did have the dvd, my dvd/cd drive was damaged and fell out the laptop a long time ago.
Is there any other way that i could reset this laptop??? I have tried pressing F10, which brings to Bios setting but it's basically a dead end.
Should i try format the local disk drive ©?