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Windows 7: Need help with formatting *IMPORTANT*

25 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Need help with formatting *IMPORTANT*

Hi guys, I seriously needs some help with formattign my computer. I've got some virus' on my computer, and I'm not able to remove them (I have tried with Hijackthis and NOD32 Antivirus).
My problem is, that when I changed to Windows 7, my computer automaticly remved my recovery file, which holds my Windows Vista file. This means I can't install any operating system after format. I also need to format to clean up my computer etc. but that's unimportant.
This is a serious problem to me, because I use my computer for basically everything, and I have to use it on secondary college next year, and I can't afford a new one. so please help me, as fast as possible!
(I might have some problems understanding too complicated words, because I'm from Denmark, so please don't use those hard words too much .)
Well, hope to hear from you guys.

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25 Jun 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
formatting help

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ritmann View Post
Hi guys, I seriously needs some help with formattign my computer. I've got some virus' on my computer, and I'm not able to remove them (I have tried with Hijackthis and NOD32 Antivirus).
My problem is, that when I changed to Windows 7, my computer automaticly remved my recovery file, which holds my Windows Vista file. This means I can't install any operating system after format. I also need to format to clean up my computer etc. but that's unimportant.
This is a serious problem to me, because I use my computer for basically everything, and I have to use it on secondary college next year, and I can't afford a new one. so please help me, as fast as possible!
(I might have some problems understanding too complicated words, because I'm from Denmark, so please don't use those hard words too much .)
Well, hope to hear from you guys.
Hi and welcome to sevenforums.

Do you have a win 7 dvd to re-install from?
Are you really sure its a virus?
Could you tell us everything abt your computer so we can help you better

Hope this helps a little

Ken
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25 Jun 2009   #3

Win7 Ulitmate x64, XP x86 (Dual Boot)
 
 

Before you do anything you can't un-do later, I recommend that you try another anti-virus program. AVG has a free version that's worked well for me. I've just installed on my Windows 7 machine, and it works fine. Here's a link to the free version of AVG:

AVG Free - Download Free Antivirus and Antispyware for Windows XP and Vista

Best,
Michael
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25 Jun 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
formatting

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cooltouch View Post
Before you do anything you can't un-do later, I recommend that you try another anti-virus program. AVG has a free version that's worked well for me. I've just installed on my Windows 7 machine, and it works fine. Here's a link to the free version of AVG:

AVG Free - Download Free Antivirus and Antispyware for Windows XP and Vista

Best,
Michael
There is alo microsoft security essential newly out that works too

Try it one more time before you format it but if you must...

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
There is alo microsoft security essential newly out that works too

Try it one more time before you format it but if you must...

Ken
MSE is no longer available for download as far as I know.
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26 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

I'm quite sure it's a virus, because I've a well experinced friend, who could apply it was spyware. It's not so bad if I have to format, if just I can reinstall some OS on my computer. I've no Windows 7 CD, I downloaded the beta from their site.
I've thought a bit about it, and it's an .iso-file you download form their site. If I can get a DVD-ROM which is big enough, then I could just burn the .iso to the DVD? Would that work, or am I totally F...'ed without an original copy of Windows?
I've tried to look at HP's homepage, I can't find the recovery- and back-up file in there, though I've written my product number in the search engine.
Information about my laptop: It's a HP Pavilion Notebook with product number "FN639EA#UUW". It has 4 GB RAM, Intel Core Duo CPU with 2(.24) GHz Processor, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M and the standard OS is 32-bit Vista Home Premium.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2009   #7

Win7 Ulitmate x64, XP x86 (Dual Boot)
 
 

Your HP laptop should have come with at least a "crash recovery" CD, which will include the original version of the OS that was installed on your machine.

According to the specs on your machine I found here:

https://h10057.www1.hp.com/ecomcat/h...05/FN639EA.htm

it can burn dvds. So once you've reinstalled your OS, you can burn the iso to dvd and install Windows 7.

Still, I'd try running a couple more virus programs first, though.

Best,
Michael
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2009   #8

windows 7
 
 

Hi Ritman ,

You should try scan with AVG , and then Spybot . it's agood pair.
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26 Jun 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
formatting

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ritmann View Post
I'm quite sure it's a virus, because I've a well experinced friend, who could apply it was spyware. It's not so bad if I have to format, if just I can reinstall some OS on my computer. I've no Windows 7 CD, I downloaded the beta from their site.
I've thought a bit about it, and it's an .iso-file you download form their site. If I can get a DVD-ROM which is big enough, then I could just burn the .iso to the DVD? Would that work, or am I totally F...'ed without an original copy of Windows?
I've tried to look at HP's homepage, I can't find the recovery- and back-up file in there, though I've written my product number in the search engine.
Information about my laptop: It's a HP Pavilion Notebook with product number "FN639EA#UUW". It has 4 GB RAM, Intel Core Duo CPU with 2(.24) GHz Processor, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M and the standard OS is 32-bit Vista Home Premium.
Burning the iso would work just make sure its intact dont copy all the files just the iso, or it will not boot.

I have subscribed to this thread so anytime someone posts I get email to I will pop back in to see how you are doing

Good Luck

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2009   #10

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Try running FREE MalWareBytes it cleaned up a badly infected computer of BAD Spyware for me.

" Doc "
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