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jkashlak

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Hello, I hope somebody can help. My computer was totally corrupted yesterday from a virus. I couldn't even start it up in safe mode to delete the virus. I reinstalled the Windows XP operating system but of course no drivers were installed. Upon further research today I come to find out all I had to do was press Ctrl F11 to restore to orginal state, software included. My question is can I still go into the computer today and press ctrl F11 and be able to reinstall to original state or did I ruin this by reinstalling the OS? Thanks for your help.
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As long as you didn't delete all of the partitions that were in place on the drive when you did your reinstall you should be able to run the built in recovery (if it exists)....
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There were 3 partitioned drives. I selected the C which was my basic C drive on my computer. I didn't touch the other 2 partitioned drives one was titled F. This is a dell so I did have a alot of software I lost doing the windows install. I hoping this will work today.
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