I am trying to wipe clean and reinstall Windows XP on my dell due to a pesky virus- arora / nail which kept attaching itself to other registries- I can no longer get to windows updates & I deleted a symantec reg file .nail attached to, so I killed my virus protection. I have no real data to lose, so I want to reinstall XP & start fresh.
I have read the posts and thank the admin and all members in advance for their time and insight.
I have tried to boot from the Dell XP CD, and have changed my boot order so the CD boots first.
I then get to the blue screen were it states click r for repair, enter to install etc.-
When I hit either "r" or "enter", it starts reading and compiling the drivers off the CD, but then it states it cannot find the hard drive, and then asks me to exit.
? If I pull the CD out of the drive and reboot 5 seconds later, windows XP boots up and my hard drive is still accessable and I can get into my windows fine. Is this a slave / master issue? Please help...
Thank you all- love the emoticons-