Format Hard Drive Need Print out of all Programs

  Shikaree 12:16 03 Feb 09

Hi Folks,

I wish to reformat my Hard Drive. I have everything backeded up to an External Hard Drive -Seagate Freeagent. I believe that it does not back up the Operating System only Files.

I have XP Pro

When I reformat I'll loose all my data and Programs. Is there any way I can get a Print out of all the Programs I have now on my hard drive.

Please Help!!!



  Strawballs 12:29 03 Feb 09

Why do you feel you need to format you Hard Drive? would a repair install of xp be better click here that will not loose your data or programs?

  DippyGirl 12:35 03 Feb 09

To see what you have installed
Belarc Advisor click here
SIW click here
To get hardcopy of directories have a look at Directory Printer at click here

  Shikaree 12:40 03 Feb 09

Hi Strawballs,

I did an Antivirus scan. It said something about Trojan and it couldn't delete a few of the effected files. So I thought the best is to reformat and get rid of it all and start a fresh.


  DieSse 15:24 03 Feb 09

Do a screen capture with the program list(s) on the screen.

PrtScr key copies the whole screen to the clipboard- or you can use MWSnap3
click here

  Technotiger 15:40 03 Feb 09

Do a print out of Belarc as advised by DippyGirl - this will show all your programs, program keys and much more.

  Taff™ 15:57 03 Feb 09

I would first of all attempt to get rid of the infection and then follow strawballs advice with a repair install. The Belarc advice is sound anyway.

What AV program have you got? Have you run any Antispyware scans? They often flag up trojans too and remove them. I suggest asquared free click here and Malwarebytes Antimalware click here Run deep scans in both in safe mode and delete all they find.

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