Solved! How do I reset my asus laptop will it is powered off?

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My laptop was recently hacked so I powered it off. I'm worried that if I turn it back on it will give the hacker more time to get into my files. So I was wondering if I would be able to reset it will it was off. I looked and there is no visible battery compartment.
 

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resetting is something the operating system does. can't be done without it powered on.

what you can do is to boot into safe mode with no networking. this way it can't connect to the web. you can reset or whatever from there and then it'll be good to go once you reboot.

but you do need to figure out how/why you were targeted and take steps to make sure it does not happen again. not gonna speculate but there are usually some rather obvious ways most tend to wind up in trouble. and it's not on facebook or here on tom's hardware if you know what i mean....
 

Math Geek

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Oct 15, 2014
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resetting is something the operating system does. can't be done without it powered on.

what you can do is to boot into safe mode with no networking. this way it can't connect to the web. you can reset or whatever from there and then it'll be good to go once you reboot.

but you do need to figure out how/why you were targeted and take steps to make sure it does not happen again. not gonna speculate but there are usually some rather obvious ways most tend to wind up in trouble. and it's not on facebook or here on tom's hardware if you know what i mean....
 
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