But unless the virus somehow managed to fry your hard drive (possible but extremely unlikely), you can do a reformat then reinstall. I typically do hard disk formats with a program called dban. Easy to use, and gives you a variety of "cleaning" options. Works well if you want to permanently delete all info from a hard drive, too.
As to Laptops..I have 2..I liek them OK. But I wont try to do with those what I do with my desktop boxes.
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I also have 3 desktops, two of which are being used as servers running 2003 in the same domain... one as a file-server and one as a web-server. But before I got the 3rd desktop, I had a laptop running as a web-server hosting about 20 sites so it was running 24/7/365 for about two years......
My IBM laptop is the best computer I've ever had. Still running strong and fast after 5 years with very little modification.
I've been smooth sailing for years with my laptop's.
It's simple..Computers break. It's not an if but a when. I see a laptop as more of a pain to repair and more expensive. If I can get the same or better performance out of the bugger machine and make it more cost effective to repair then it makers better sense. There is non way anyone can say it's easier to keep a laptop as cool and heat is a computer killer. Maybe when storage stops requiring moving parts it will be better. It was just an opinion. Did I say at any time that a laptop should not be used? It's your machine..I really don't care what it's used for. I just gave an opinion abut mine. They are good machines. I just wont use them to do some of the things I do with my desktops. I have and currently run servers as well off some of my machines. To me a laptop is portable..So I use it as such.