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tinyart49
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can i format my laptop without a CD?

i really want to reset my laptop and whipe out everything. i have some viruses on my laptop and some other unwanted stuff and i cant get rid of them

 

please let me know if there is a way to format my harddrive with out a cd

 

thank you

 

i got a satellite m115 laptop

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cee_64
Posts: 8,170

Re: can i format my laptop without a CD?

Are you asking because your CD Drive doesn't work anymore or because you don't have the Recovery Disk? 

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jungle1
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Re: can i format my laptop without a CD?

I wanted to add to this question since it is in line with my problem. I just bought a netbook and while downloading a program ended up with a virus. At this time I am running the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool and hope that takes care of it. If not I may need to rebuild everything from scratch.

 

I do not have an optical drive or a recovery disk for this machine. What are my options?

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cee_64
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Re: can i format my laptop without a CD?

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jungle1 wrote:

I wanted to add to this question since it is in line with my problem. I just bought a netbook and while downloading a program ended up with a virus. At this time I am running the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool and hope that takes care of it. If not I may need to rebuild everything from scratch.

 

I do not have an optical drive or a recovery disk for this machine. What are my options?


Actually you should have started a new thread in the first place rather than piggybacking on this one afterward as it get's more difficult working on multiple problems in one.   

 

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jungle1
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Re: can i format my laptop without a CD?

 Thanks for the reply. I did start a new thread called Netboo Help. I do have Norton and it has picked off most of the viruses. I am afraid my system might be damaged and may need to recover or rebuild. I will post on new thread from here on.

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tinyart49
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Re: can i format my laptop without a CD?

i think  my recovery disc is to scratched up it wont read it.