Tabsf
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Will erasing my hard drive get rid of viruses?

I have a nasty virus that will not even let me log into my computer, I have decided to erase the hard drive, or restore to factory specs.  My question is will this get rid of the virus, please help I will like to take care of this ASAP.

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Bugbatter
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Re: Will erasing my hard drive get rid of viruses?

It  should.


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Tabsf
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Re: Will erasing my hard drive get rid of viruses?

Can you please tell me how to erase my hard drive, I can not log into my computer currently, an inspiron 1405, but I can get into the f8 function before windows boots up.  Do i need a disc, or what buttons do i need to press.  Please and thank you

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Bugbatter
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Re: Will erasing my hard drive get rid of viruses?

Assuming that you have your discs to reinstall the OS and your programs, I suggest posting that question here:

http://en.community.dell.com/forums/3524.aspx


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Microsoft MVP - Consumer Security 2006-2016

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