Formatting a PC

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Post 3+ Months Ago

hi guys! I just want 2 ask how to format my PC. Can you give me the steps how to do it? tnx.
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Create a boot disk if you don't already have one. bootdisk.com has some to download. Boot the machine with it. Change the boot sequence in the BIOS if necessary. Run the format command.

Why do you want to format in the first place?
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tnx for the advice.. I want to format it because my computer has a problem in virus. Is it right to format my pc because of the virus?
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That's not always necessary. Do you know the name of the virus? Have you searched for removal instructions?
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also, are you running any antivirus? if not, there are a couple good free av programs available
if you do choose to format your hard drive you're going to want to make sure you have a disk with your operating system on it (which if you do, you can boot to the disk and have it format the hard drive during the installation)
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i suggest you download a trial version (100% working)of Kaspersky Internet Security then scan your PC. its easier than reformatting a PC.
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Day after day, we see posts from users who have some type problem with a virus, trojan or spyware and they post a Hijack This log. The log always shows an anti virus program running. Apparently, the anti virus program missed the boat. If it had done it's job, the user would never have posted in the first place.

I can see running a free AV program but I would never pay for another one again.
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Don2007 wrote:
I can see running a free AV program but I would never pay for another one again.

agreed.
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If you have your windows cd, you can do a clean install by booting from the windows cd, deleting the current partitions that you already have, and installing a fresh copy.

In the future you can partition your hard drive(s) so that you can create a backup image of a clean install and leave it on one of your partitions. That way, when you feel you need a fresh install, you can just re-image the bad partition.

Just some advice.

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