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couple of formatting questions for vista


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brearc

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Alright, so my laptop which i bought from a Best Buy was pre loaded with Window Vista, and i did not create a recovery disc in the begining.

Recently my computer has been messing up quite alot, the list of problems is pretty long, Ive gone through the whole hijack this log and getting help on this site to try and remove malware, and virsues, etc etc.

but nothing has improved. my vista is totally messed up, so im guessing a format and reinstall is probably a good idea on cleaning up my system.

whether that is or not, i was wondering, since i dont have a vista disc and didnt create a recovery disc in the beginning, how would i go about recovering/formatting my system to start over fresh? can i still create a recovery disc to do the format?

or should i just take it somewhere to an expert?

thanks for any help!!
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I would recommend and advise you to go for System Restore first.

If the problem is started from a couple of week. Then it is a better option to go for System Restore.

Moreover, removal of unused application and games might be helpful.

However, you may go and try this links for more info about Reinstall:

http://www.windowsvi...sreinstall.com/


http://www.vistax64....tall-vista.html


Thanks for posting the problem and further comments
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yeah i forgot to mention, all these problems started over a month ago, so i cant do a system restore. and again i dont have the original vista disc, was not included when i purchased the pre installed laptop and i did not create a recovery disc when i first started the laptop up.

Edited by brearc, 23 April 2009 - 03:12 PM.

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Create the recovery disks immediately. It'll cost you less than ordering them from the manufacturer of the computer.
Then you'll have them if you need them (and some systems require that you use them to access the recovery partition).

If the system is so messed up that you can't make the recovery disks, then your only alternative is to contact the PC manufacturer and request a set of restore disks. Some manufacturer's provide them for free, some will require a small fee to ship them out to you.
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