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Old 05-14-2005, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I was on aim earlier and my friend gave me a link when i opened this my computer went crazy. It gave me hundreds of adaware and spyware along with some viruses.

So i was wondering if any one knew how to reformat a harddrive without having the cd or ordering a new one.

I still have the keys, but not the cd.
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Old 05-14-2005, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sure, you can do it, but what about reinstalling Windows?
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Old 05-14-2005, 09:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can reformat a drive with out windows cd's but then again how would you reinstall windows?
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Old 05-14-2005, 11:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Find out where this 'friend' lives and beat the crap out of him for giving you an apparent bad link.

Likes been said you can format your drive without a CD, but you will have to have the CD to reinstall it, no other way getting around that.
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This dude on msn sent me a link the other day. Anyways yeah it was a virus . My computer is very well guarded, so nothing happened. Turns out buddy didn't know anything about it. I didn't even know "who" it was until I opened a window and started swearing at him for "trying" to give me a virus. Turned out he was another research student on my team. :-\. My language wasn't very appropriate from hind sight. lol.. Anyways, it turned out that he didn't send it, it was sent automatically b/c buddy had manged to infect his system.

Funny b/c it wasn't me ..

If antispyware programs don't work (try em first), reformat. You don't need XP cd to reformat, but u do need it again to install..... Unless u have an image of ur drive from a previous state stored somewhere.
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*sigh* Thanks for your help.

Does any one know of a way to make your computer look like linux or like mac osx if so witch one is better...

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