how to remove viruse without using any software in windows xp?

my laptop has a full of virus i cannot install any software even antivirus software please give me the solution

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blkhawk4 years ago
You need to be realistic. The only solution is to format your hard drive and reinstall your operating system. And if you follow my advice, make sure to install an antivirus software and keep it up to date.
Vyger4 years ago
At this point the best thing to do is to remove the hard drive and use another computer with an up to date antivirus to scan it and remove the viruses. Use an external cable to connect it. Notebook hard drives are really easy to remove and since most are now SATA you can just plug them into another computer.
If the virus is actively preventing you from removing it then this is the best way of fixing it. As long as you are not booted off the drive the virus is not active and will not resist being deleted. I do it this way all the time. After the problem files are removed you might have to repair the damage but you will at least not have something actively making it worse. I just cleaned up a note book that had 8 active viruses. One of the things that they did was to change the user security settings so no one was allowed to run any programs that would make changes to the system. Instead of having a box open to ask permission to run something it just denied everything from running. Anyway, the best thing to do is start with scanning it on another PC.
thegeeke4 years ago
First try safe mode. If that doesn't work, look into hirens boot cd (  I use that all the time when it isn't practical to use the client's computer, since it is another OS entirely, and it has a number of different virus removal tools on it that you can run directly from the Mini XP on the boot CD.  If neither of those work, format the drive and re-install the OS.
WWC4 years ago
I agree with blkhawk. Formatting is typicaly going to be faster then trying to save anything with the hard drive One soultion i use is i make the C drive about 8gb for XP and 12 gb for W7 and only put the operating system in there. Then partition as needed for what you are doing. That way if the operating system is comprimased isit easy to reformat and not loose your files. But with that being said use still need an antivirous, Avira is free and is good. Make sure you scan all thumb drived before you opem any files. Thumb drives are the biggest way a virous can infect a pc.

Good luck
I doubt it. Its a very naiive approach.
Hopefully he will be able to get an AV programme to install after doing this
use like malwarebytes or something and boot into safe mode
Get an AV software with a booting CD