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Hi I am using Vista Home Premium 32bit, last night I had to reformat my hard drive, I got a bad virus, that would not let me download any programs to erase it.

I have two drives, 1 is a dvd rw, the other is a cdrom, the dvd says that ANYthing that I put into the drive, has to be a format that windows recognizes (dvd, game, drivers... you name it), the cdrom says nothing when I put a disk in.

what can I do to fix this?

thanks!

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I don't think the virus/format and your cd/dvd drive issues are related. Try a new dvd-rw drive.

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why would the two that worked pefectly fine before the format just crap out after the format??

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if you formatted the hard drive then you should have the drivers for the other dvd cd drives. can you check that in the properrties / device manager. This does sound like you have not got the right drivers for those drives.

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Some viruses are not removed by formatting a hard disk and thus the only way to get rid of them is to download the tool on another machine and then use a memory stick or CD with the ,removal tool on it.

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