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How do I completely start over with a laptop?

How do I completely start over with a laptop? Topic: How to write a leave letter format
July 19, 2019 / By Cadence
Question: There was a virus on my computer and the screen is blue and has random letters on the top left when I turn it on. I set a start up password also (not a login password) and I have no clue what it is now. Here is the problem, I can only turn on the computer, I can not do anything else. So how do I completely start over so it is like the day I first turned it on? The computer is a widescreen hp from 2005.
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Allycia Allycia | 3 days ago
What you'll need.... Windows installation disc and product key. Driver installation programs for your graphics and sound cards plus any SATA drivers your system requires and the disc from your ISP (Virgin, BT etc.) to enable internet connection. Most systems are set to boot from CD/DVD by default. To check yours, on boot up, keep tapping either F2, F10, (Be Aware that some manufacturers use F10 for system recovery!) Esc or Del (depending on your system) to get to the BIOS setup. Check in the boot order that the CD/DVD is the first boot device. Place the Win disc in then save and exit. You might be asked to 'Press any key to boot from CD', do so. If not, restart with the CD in. Follow the prompts to format the existing Windows installation (if present) and install the new version. Somewhere along the way, you'll be prompted to hit F8 to agree with the terms, enter the regional details and the product key. The computer may restart a couple of times, but leave the disc in. Once the installation is finished, you'll be asked to activate Windows. Choose the 'Activate by phone' option (you'll need the group of numbers on screen and a pen and paper to write down the activation code to enter). When you've activated, load your drivers/ISP get some anti-virus and run Windows update, You're done!
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Allycia Originally Answered: I want to become completely independent, but dont know where to start?
Hey Curious, The best piece of advice is to plan ahead for a stable future. Sure, you could make some crappy decisions in order to get your independence asap, but if you ended up with a lame car that needs constant repairs, an ugly house you don't even like, and a job you don't enjoy, you will have it even harder than without those things, at home, but planning. For instance, if you make bad decisions now, you could be in debt for 10 years with crap you don't even like. If you make good decisions though, you could be with your parents for a few more years, but be out and with a great job, car, and place to live by the time you graduate college. Number one priority should be your schooling, and where it will take you. You need to do schooling for a good job that pays up to your standards, plus is satisfying to actually do. In other words, you don't want to be working 8 hours a day at a job you don't like, just for the money, so that when you get home and are awake for 5 hours, you can enjoy those 5 hours. So doing a bit of research into a future career is probably your best bet. With a good job, the car and apartment will come naturally, and you will be able to still balance the rest of your life with friends, family, and things you want for the future. If you get your independence now, you will be struggling to balance money, crappy car, apartment, and job, with possibly school as well, and take much more time than if you went straight towards a good career. However, if you don't know what you want for a career, I suggest you try to figure it out. Let yourself explore all your interests as much as you can, because again, I say that your future job is the most important thing. Not only does it allow you to make an income and give you independence, but you will be spending probably 40+ hours a week there, and you do not want to get stuck for X amount of years, spending over half your day, doing crap you don't like, or getting paid hardly anything. In the meantime, get used to the transit system and public transportation. Maybe get a bicycle. Getting a car will make you extremely NOT independent... Unless you can afford it, with gas, yearly tabs, emission checks, insurance, repairs and what it costs to maintain it, you will be spending a LOT of your time just paying for this car, which is slowly becoming worth less and less money over time. However, working hard on your education will slowly make your future career worth more and more money, as well give you more and more options to run with in the future. Anywho, good luck!
Allycia Originally Answered: I want to become completely independent, but dont know where to start?
I think the best place to star would be getting a job on campus. I have a job on campus at my university and it is amazing. By doing this they WILL work around your class schedule and you'll still have time to do homework. I'd recommend a job in your schools library. That way you might have some down time to do homework while on the job. At this point you can begin to save money for a car. If you are in a hurry for a car then ask your bro for money. If you have a job he'll see that you are serious about paying him back and will be more likely to loan you the money. And I'm sure if shouldn't be that hard to find an apartment. Find possible roomates via the internet or bulletin boards across your campus. The more people you find the less money you have to spend. And if you want to live by yourself that's always a possiblity too. But apartments can get expensive if you live by yourself...and lonely. Good luck! :)

Uzzia Uzzia
Well, if you have a Vista cd then when you start up press F12 repeatedly then put your vista cd in then use the arrow keys to go to the cd-rom and then it will guide you to reformat the hard drive (wipe out the hard drive witth the virus) and then it will install a fresh copy of Windows. I dont know what to do if you dont.
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Rolland Rolland
If you have recovery discs then turn on press F8 or F12 continually until you enter the bios set the boot drive as your CD DVD drive, save and exit the BIOS and then put the recovery disc 1 into the drive close the draw and reboot your machine. it will boot from your disc.
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