Recover disk?

  Minicolcol 07:20 15 Jan 2005

Hi,I have a compaq laptop and it needs to be formatted and start again as it's full of junk and viruses,do i just format the hard drive and reinstall windows or should i use the recover disk supplied with the machine?
thanks in advance

  Diodorus Siculus 08:21 15 Jan 2005

Using the recovery disk will very likley put the machine back as it was at new. So be sure to save all data that is valuable to you - emails, address book, favourites, bookmarks etc.

Some recoverydisks allow for a non-destructive reinstall whereby the dat is not lost. But to be certain, ensure you are backed up.

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