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Reformatting with a .iso on a USB drive

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December 24, 2008 11:20:13 PM

I got a nasty virus on my laptop, (Dell Ispiron 910 / Mini). I tried various anti-virus programs with no success. I need to reformat using a USB drive, as I have no CD drive on my computer, so I want to reformat with an .iso file on a USB drive. I've tried to search for how to reformat using a USB drive and ISO file, but couldn't find out how. If anyone could explain how, it would be greatly appreciated.
Anonymous
December 25, 2008 12:46:32 PM

Why don't you use Dell System Recovery by hitting Ctrl F11 after the Dell BIOS splash screen?

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January 16, 2014 8:07:30 PM

You will need to use a Bootable USB tool.

http://www.isotousb.com/

It's free. In the BIOS, you should be able to set the USB device as the boot device or it should be listed as an HD and selecting it should boot to it.
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