Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

My computer has a virus and nothing i have dl has helped!! How can I just erase everthing and start over?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Windows XP Clean Installation - Partitioning and Formatting using Windows XP CD

  • 1 decade ago

    Well if you really want to do that follow these steps.

    1. Format your partitions which will delete the the virus. to do this right-click a partition and select format and format your hard drive to NTFS file system which is much better and more secure than FAT32.

    2. Do not format the partition in which your windows is. We will do that later.

    3. After every partition has been formatted to ntfs except for the windows partition, enter a bootable CD of the windows you want to install.

    4. Restart your system.

    5. When you reboot you will see a screen that says press any key to boot from CD.

    6. Press a key.

    7. The above dialog will only appear in windows xp CD.

    8. After pressing a key setup will examine your system.

    9. After examining is complete press F8 key to accept the liscense agreement.

    10. Then it will give you a choice to repair or completely reinstall.

    11. Choose completely reinstall.

    12. it will ask in which partition you want to install.

    13. Choose the partitoon which you did not format earlier.

    14. Format it to NTFS also.

    15. From here on in the set-up is easy. you just need to enter the Windows XP key when it asks for it and your doe in about 30 minutes.

    Now keep comodo personal firewall with you which will protect your computer from viruses and other malicious codes. Download it from

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    Hope you enjoy your new windows which will be much more secure.

    Good Luck!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If data on your hard disk is corrupted it is advisable to format the hard disk and reinstall the operating system (usually Windows XP) More details at But before formating please try the following:

    I suggest that you try to carryout system restore to a day previous to the day when there was no virus or any problems. It may be a few weeks or months back. You have to decide the date. Detailed instructions are posted at

    The problem is likely to be solved. Then,You insatll a standard antivirus soft ware such as Norton, AVG , Avast ( free antivirus software and Ad-aware, Ewido ( free spyware removers). You can download free softwares at and

  • 1 decade ago

    most virus are spread through IE. IE is not a safe browser. you should use a more secure browser to protect your PC from virus.

    i recommand you to use firefox with Google toolbar. firefox can block any any popup and disable any virus and adware, spyware on webpage, so, firefox is much safer than IE browser. as you know, most of virus spread throught internet and webpage.

    besides, firefox is much smaller than IE, so it run faster than IE.

    download firefox for free, Just have a try:

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you dont realy want to do that do you? you will loose all your info. try these free tool's first & the first will remove some spyware & virus but will fix registry errors that the virus has caused and get your pc running fast again. the second is the best free virus & spyware remover on the net. good luck.

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