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itzdylan24 07-17-2007 10:21 PM

I Desperatley Need Help!!!!!!!!
 
:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

i need help...how can i restore or reformat my computer w/o a cd i bought this from a person long ago and he never gave me one i have dell optiplex gx260
i believe it has all sorts of viruses because my big brothers friend came over while i was on vacation and looked at porn on my computer...now i cant do anything this computer has dramatically gotten slower

how can i reformat it w/o having to reinstall xp because i dont have that cd either

where can i buy a system restore cd?


HELP!!!!!

itzdylan24 07-17-2007 10:22 PM

Re: I Desperatley Need Help!!!!!!!!
 
or perhaps a reallly really really good virus remover for free???

ive downloaded so many like adaware, norton etc.. and it still wont go awway!!!!!!!!

WindowsXP 07-17-2007 10:31 PM

Re: I Desperatley Need Help!!!!!!!!
 
I will TRY and do my best to help you. Ok first of all when you boot up your computer there is something that says "boot menu". Im pretty sure thats what it says. Anyway just click on whatever the hell it says. Also you can buy a program at CompUSA called WipeDrive. It will pwn your whole hard drive of any viruses and programs. SO you will have to buy the OP system CD again. But since you don't want to do this try the F10 thing when you first start your computer. It will say for a short time "boot menu" or something like that. MKAY !

itzdylan24 07-17-2007 10:47 PM

Re: I Desperatley Need Help!!!!!!!!
 
wait what does boot menu do? and if the wipe drive pwns all viruses then i may buy that..how much is it?

itzdylan24 07-17-2007 11:50 PM

Re: I Desperatley Need Help!!!!!!!!
 
come on peope please help

A True Folder 07-18-2007 12:18 AM

Re: I Desperatley Need Help!!!!!!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by itzdylan24 (Post 649711)

where can i buy a system restore cd?


HELP!!!!!

ummmmmmmmm, Dell?

Have you contacted them, they may be able to supply one if you can satisfy their requirements. I'd suggest that's a good place to start.

Virus scanners, well, AVG Free, Trendmicro Online, BitDefender Online, Panda Online.

Adware scans, AVG Free Anti spyware, Adaware, Spybot.

I would suggest booting to "Safe Mode with Networking" and running a few of those.

Thelis 07-18-2007 12:50 AM

Re: I Desperatley Need Help!!!!!!!!
 
If that doesn't work, you should call up dell Customer Support, they sell recovery disks that restore your computer back to its original factory settings. And if worst comes to worst you will have to get Linux for free on your computer while you get money to buy XP again.

Then again you could try Spybot which will most probably find the virus, AVG is good too. NOD32 offers a free trial.

A True Folder 07-18-2007 01:19 AM

Re: I Desperatley Need Help!!!!!!!!
 
Spybot is not a virus scanner, it is an adware scanner.

Thelis 07-18-2007 01:19 AM

Re: I Desperatley Need Help!!!!!!!!
 
Spybot search and destroy searches for viruses too.

blackjack 07-18-2007 12:54 PM

Re: I Desperatley Need Help!!!!!!!!
 
Download the NOD32 trial version install it then run it, If you do have to reformat you will have to buy a OS disc first. Run spybot as said before and also http://www.ccleaner.com/download/.
IF you get it cleaned without a reformat then get hold of either Norton ghost or Acronis True Image and make a back up of your HDD and save it on DVD or external HDD or flash drive.


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