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#1 fancygirl


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Posted 06 July 2006 - 01:16 PM

I have just inherited a computer that is full of viruses. Instead of going through all the trouble of saving files I don't need, want or care about I was to reset the computer and start fresh. Only problem is I don't know how to do that. Help please

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#2 ThorXP


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Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:00 PM

A Clean Install of Windows XP

You may wish to read this first and then print the article for reference.

#3 buddy215


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Posted 06 July 2006 - 06:42 PM

You may not have to reformat. If you want, you can submit a Hijack This scan. It may take a few days for the experts to respond but it may save you a lot of time, too. Just click on "Start Here" in the header above and follow the directions.
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Posted 07 July 2006 - 01:02 AM

To "restart" your computer afresh, you will need to have a copy of Windows on a disk, or the system recovery disks for that computer.
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