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How do I wipe my hard drive? It has been hit by a virus and most of the programs no longer work. I need to clean the hard drive and reload it. Do I need to format it first?


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Its so hard to enter the world of software/knowledge market.Viruses are so very naughty if your anti virus programs is not updated, In your case first if you want to save all your settings and programs, You can slave your hard drive to an updated system and scan it thoroughly,This may help your problem with some repairs(sometimes) on windows.If you want to make your system fresh... back up your documents etc., and reinstall your operating system(windows/Linux/etc.).Be sure to delete partition and format your hard drive
You can re-format the drive. You'll need to have a copy of the operating system as well as the system drivers which are usually downloadable if you don't have the disk. If you need to know how to re-format, I'll need to know your operating system.
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\015\012Maybe try running a scan with this free program first http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/google_pack/
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