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Any ideas?

By zee3b
Aug 29, 2007
  1. Hey!
    I use to have a Dell E310 and it had a "Dell Symantic Restore" in it, no matter how strong the virus is or anything else i would just run that on booting and it will return my pc to just like it was when it arrived thus removing any viruses malware or trojans......
    Now im not on a dell no more and im fed up of formating and installing windows and drivers again and again..... is there any way.. similar to the Dell symantic restore which would restore my computer to the point where it was when I installed windows and drivers....
    This is some info i found about that dell restore
    "Dell computers now come with two hidden partitions: a Utility partition and a Restore partition. DSR (Dell System Restore) is a feature that returns a computer to its "as-shipped" state, through the use of these two specialized partitions"

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 356

    As you mentioned the DSR is just a back up partition.

    If your new computer has no back up partition,you have two options -

    1.Make an image of your new system using Ghost or Acronis or Drive XML.

    This image can be stored on the same drive or on an external drive.

    2.Use Norton Go Back.This is like a much more efficient version of System Restore,

    but will not save you if the malware gets into the restore folder.


    In brief : Don`t get malware on your computer in the first place.It is not difficult,it really isn`t.:confused:
     
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