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Hi guys

I have been reading through alot of the help forums and i really liek what you guys do. Keep up the good work.

First off yes i do have the nail virus and i do have some other issues but no this thread is not about them.

I wanted to know if this rumor i heard about "wiping" my computer clean is worth it. I have a 80gig computer and 120gig ex. hard drive, i mainly use this thing for photoshopping, the internet, and about 1 game. Its not too slow or sluggish but im anal when it comes to keeping things running smooth. So on my computer right now i have mainly psd files and pictures for school, i have drivers for my scanner, internet router, external harddrive etc..... Is it going to be worth bakcing up all my files and drivers(which i dont even know if i can get my router driver to work again if i tried) just to clean up my computer.

1. I wouldnt know where to start
2. I wouldnt know how to backup anything
3. Will it even get rid of these viruses
4. What can i do instead
5. What can i do to prevent me from having to do this again

Please keep in mind that im not computer saavy in the least, i know enough to get by. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go! :tazz: I'm kool808 .

1. I wouldnt know where to start

  • Scan your computer with various infections that might be included during the back up process. READ HERE How...
  • Once you have a clean computer, you may want to have a new restore point.
    How to Turn On and Turn Off System Restore in Windows XP, HERE
  • Read More HERE

2. I wouldnt know how to backup anything

5. What can i do to prevent me from having to do this again

  • Get a Virtual PC HERE
  • Get the total Uninstaller HERE

Here are some useful TIPS  ;)

For your drivers!  ;)

  • Please download Everest Home Edition HERE, run a hardware report about your computer. Save it as HTML then follow the links provided for the specific drivers available on your system.
:) These are some of my suggestions, others may have one and is open to add some more tips. ;)

Edited by kool808, 22 June 2005 - 07:34 AM.

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