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how do i run my image discs?


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so i have quarantined/deleted the virus from my computer. i ran cc cleaner and being stupid i also did a registry clean and may have possibly deleted some drivers? how do i run the image discs i made when the machine was new to reinstall anything that was deleted? will this fix the sluggishness i am experiencing? i also have a partition on my hard drive that says d:recovery. it is now red instead of blue like the other portions of the hard drive. have i done major damage? will the image discs be able to repair this? thanks for any assistance.
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CCleaner does not delete drivers. When you run CCleaner's registry cleaner, it prompts to do a backup of the registry first. Did you do that?

As for re-imaging your computer, you need to check your manual or visit your computer maker's site for instructions. Since you provided absolutely zero information about your system, we would have no clue where to start.
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i'm sorry. no, i did not click the back up registry. my comp is a hp pavillion dv7-6135dx running windows 7 home premium.
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i did not click the back up registry.

Well, you don't need to be told this now, but you should always backup the Registry before doing any dinking with it - regardless your level of expertise. You might try booting into Safe Mode and checking System Restore.

Are you using the same machine now to make these posts?
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yes...somewhere along the way... all of my earlier restore points are gone
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i hate to do this to you folks...i know you volunteer your time and i greatly appreciate everything that all the tchs have helped me with over the years...i have to go to work. i will log on tonite after work and again tomorrow morning. thank you again for all you do...for all of us .
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http://h20000.www2.h...ectID=c00810334
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thanks for the info...i guess i was wondering if thats the way to go? comp just seems slower lately and slow to start & shutdown.
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Then I might suggest you have our malware removal experts take a look first. Check out our Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide.
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