How to reformat my Hard Disk?

October 15, 2010 8:07am CST
I learn computer on my own knowledge. I learn how to use the MS Word, excel, powerpoint and internet. But the problem is my computer has been attacked by this virus. I don't have knowledge about it. How can I remove the virus in my computer? How can I reformat my hard disk?
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4 responses
@Strovek (870)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 10
If you are not sure, it might be better to get help from someone who knows. I am not sure if you bought a branded machine. Most branded machines come with recovery disks, you can just slot in the recovery disk to reset everything back to factory setting. To be sure on the actually method, check for the instructions on the support website or the documents that come with your computer. One of the challenges is not the actual reformatting but making sure you have all the required drivers afterwards, otherwise your speaker may not work, your wireless may not work etc. There is not enough information in your post for a more detailed instruction. Good luck.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
16 Oct 10
well just put your windows installer in your disk drive and just follow the steps there.
@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
15 Oct 10
It is very easy to reformat your hard disk. Firstly insert your Windows xp CD in your CD or DVD drive and then follow the instruction. And you may find an option s related to format the all hard drives and their drives are shown my name like C, D etc. So you can format then again.
@mlhervas (482)
• Philippines
15 Oct 10
Well, reformatting your harddisk could be the one of the best method in removing all the virus from your computer. But I wouldn't suggest in going for it not unless you have tried other options like installing a good viable anti-virus software. Kaspersky or Bitdefender are both good in removing viruses. Try them first. Remember to make a full scan more than once just to make sure. If you really have to reformat your harddisk then you must have a cd or dvd of an Operating system installer. You can reformat and erase everything using the cd or dvd. Good luck!