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Virus found, but want to sell computer

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By theoldgaffer
Jul 22, 2010
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  1. i have my nannys hp 530 notebook, and she wants me to sell it for her. So i need to wipe it but i dnt have a windows vista installation disc and my only alternative is to uninstall everything isn't it? but i found a virus on it? how can i get rid of it. i dont want to clean the comp, i want to wipe it, but with no vista disc what can i do?

    would be great if i could get this sorted quickly..
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

  3. theoldgaffer

    theoldgaffer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    No it's not. This is about my nannies. The other is my home computer
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Basically yes. Here a free overwriting program that will make the job easier:
    http://eraser.heidi.ie/
  5. theoldgaffer

    theoldgaffer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    fair enough. you can close this thread now then. i dont think im gonna be able to sell it anyhow coz i dont really know what i can get rid of all the personal stuff..buti need to delete as much as possible without screwing up the os. thanks any way. Ill just clean up tuther computer
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Closing thread as Resolved
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