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#1 inowdongab

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 04:47 PM

I need to reformat my HD because of relentless slowdowns and slow loadind of programs I think I have a virus or something. I scan with superantispyware, CCcleaner, malewarebytes, spywareblaster, and spybot search and destroy.   I have  Kasperski AV 3.0 pure.They show nothing! I am looking for help as to what I need to save before I format the drive. I have the discs and also the backup on the hard drive.

 Please help if you can.                                          Thanks



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 05:41 PM

Two thoughts!  Clean reload with system disks which will format the drive as you load, or if you have a recovery partition it will put the computer back to its original state when you bought it.


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 10:36 PM

Two thoughts but what is the best choice. Will both of them clean all the crap off of the HD? Is one faster or easier than the other?



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 04:10 AM

Using the recovery partition is quicker, but both ways you will still need to get all the updates that is what takes the time.


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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:45 PM

Or if you don't have a recovery partition you can use your installation CD for Windows if you have one.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:55 AM

I'm a fan of a clean install... it solves soooo many problems.  plus you don't say if your system came with bloatware and all that.  the windows disks don't carry the bloatware.






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