How do I wipe out my notebook so I can start from scratch?
by kgdray - 4/28/06 9:34 PM
I want to clean out my laptop and restore it to its original factory settings. I have all the programs and all my files and data backed up so thats not really an issue. I really just wanna clear my notebook of all the spyware and possible viruses that my antivirus/anti-spyware doesnt seem to be recognizing and just reinstall everything. (i do have all the recent updates) The system restore doesnt cut it, i dont think i have a restore point that goes that far back. I'd really just like to restore the laptop to how it was when I first bought it. I do have all the original disks (reboot disks?) Can someone please tell me how to do this? my notebook is a compaq presario 1500 w/ pentium4 running windows xp and everything is generally, in good working order.