Well I think I may have just killed my computer.

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  1. Jack Bauer

    Jack Bauer Member

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    So for the past few weeks my Dell has gotten louder and freezes up frequently. It was infected some virus that tool effect today. Which means that nothing works on the computer I can turn it on but not access anything. Hopefully I can save some of my files before I throw it thru a window.
    R.I.P.

    It's some google virus btw.
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    Mircix Active Member

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    you could always format, mister jack bauer
  3. Jack Bauer

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    Would that clean my hard drive? I don't really have any important files aside from the music collection I have. If so tell me how because it won't let me event open programs up.
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    Well, that is what format means, yes

    You can install your OS again without erasing everything you have on the HDD, but it's highly recommended that you format all the drive to make sure there are no infected files left
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    format, if all else fails and its a boot sector virus (is not wiped out by microsoft's format) then you can use a different formatting tool or the old fashion way take a magnet and just keep moving it around the hard drive for a few hours this will defiantly wipe your disk of everything! including the virus.
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    Take your hard drive, pull it out, take it to a computershop, tell them to run killbot, and select format all. Everything is gone, you can tell this because if it is 128gb it actually says 128gb not 110gb.
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    Win+R -> cmd -> format c: -f -> enter the name of your drive.
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    Booy your computer into safemode. And get your music out of there!

    Then format.

    Also get a Mac.
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    always keep a backup, never know whats gonna happen
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    Ezekeel New Member

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    Get a Linux live CD on USB stick, mount your Windows partitions and copy your data to the USB stick. Then try to get rid of the virus with a virus scanner running under Linux or simply delete all partitions and install Windows from scratch.

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