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Siddd666

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Hey, I'm in a bit of a pickle here,
My computer has been handed it's own [bleep] by adware, and I have tried cleaning it with everything, firewalls/the lot. I have tried to manually clean it but only ended up making things worse, so iv'e decided to format the entire drive and reinstall windows fresh. No worries right? wrong....

I inserted the windows xp cd and clicked on 'install' and it copied the setup files to hdd and then restarted to boot the rest of the setup process, Unfortunatly it never gives me the option to format, only to delete the entire partition, okay, I can do that.....When I try to delete the partition It says it's in use or somthing.....So i Believe my first mistake was installing the copy-files whilst still in windows and then letting it restart to do the rest....And i can't delete the partition now becasue the copy files are on the partition......Now I cannot find a single way to format my computer at all:( I have tried booting into dos/booting into dos 6.22 with cd rom support, The windows xp cd never boots anymore on startup, and I am completely lost.

I am at my wits end and any advice would be much appreciated.
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Hi Siddd666, try this,
Set your PC's boot order to boot from the CD first. This is done in BIOS.
On most PCs and laptops, entering BIOS requires you to hit F1, F2 or Del

After your PC is setup to boot from the CD-Rom first, place your
Windows XP CD in try and reboot your computer.

Windows setup will begin

you can find it all here
http://www.geekstogo...howtopic=101068
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Your reply is much appreciated, cheers.
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Hi Siddd666, Glad to help. :whistling:
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