Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Question About Wiping/Reinstalling OS

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
I have a compaq presario running vista. I caught some kind of virus none of the scanners are catching. I tried a 156 bit wiping tool download but it wouldn't do the c: drive. I tried reformating at the command prompt and on my computer, but it says I don't have administrator priviledges. My username is set up with admin authority. I have reloaded the operating system. It crashed on me while loading mcafee and I reloaded again. Does this erase the whole drive? Do you have a utility on tucow or download.com that I can use. I don't trust any "recommendations" for some programmers bragging rights posted on some obscure website...virus and spyware city. Defender quit working on the original and both reload attempts. I have another question posted about that. Thank you.
  • 0


Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP