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13-06-2002, 05:09 PM
I would like to know how i would go about removing everything i have so that the computer is blank again. i belive their are some corrupt files that have been downloaded, and i am unawre at how to track them down. i have run norton anti virus but it never turns up anthing. i hope someone can tell me how to start from scratch. Thank you.

13-06-2002, 06:29 PM
It's called reformatting.

Some good sites to look at are here:

http://www.pcnineoneone.com/howto/clean1.html

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/reinstall/reinstallmain.htm

http://www.aumha.org/a/clean.htm

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/reinstall/reinstallmain.htm

Take your pick! ;-)

13-06-2002, 06:47 PM
What is your computer doing, that makes you want to reinstall/reformat....

If you let me know, I can maybe suggest something alternative. Its an easy job to reformat, but you may not need to go to that extent.

Regards, ALAN

13-06-2002, 09:29 PM
Your Hard Drive is usually drive C.
You don't say what operating system you use, but this usually works:
1. Left Click on <My Computer> to open that window.
2. Right click on 'HDD C' or your drive 'C'.
3. Go down that window until you see 'Format'
4. Left click.
Note: you will see several warnings that you will delete all drive contents.
5. Format the drive.
6. Instal Operating System.
7. Instal Antivirus first after that.
8. Instal Firewall next. (Zonealarm is free for private use)
9. Instal Ad-Aware <www.lavasoft.com> this allows tracking and deletion of SPYWARE, which has probably corrupted your system.
10. Purchase Roxio Go-Back Pro v 3.0 <www.Roxio.com> NOT FOR WinXP though. Instal it, can recover an almost totally corrupted system in most cases, but has to be installed on a good system only.
After that instal all other software in the usual way.
Cheers