Ok...Let's have a party!!!
Put the cd in the drive and reboot. When prompted to boot from cd, press any key. Press F8 when prompted to accept the license agreement. When you get to the partition part, choose to Delete the partition...press D. Then, because it is the system partition, you will have to press L to verify that you know that the party is about to start.
Next, you need to Create a new partition on the unpartitioned space...press C. When asked to type the size of the partition, press enter to use the entire partition.
Next select the option to format the partition. You'll be offered two choices FAT32 and NTFS...the choice is yours. NTFS is a little faster. Whichever you choose, use the long format option (not quick). Once the partition has been formatted, setup will install windows.
As soon as Windows is up and running, start getting the updates until you have SP2 back on the machine...hopefully uncorrupted this time (I think that was our whole problem) and then download either Avast
...I prefer Avast...it's a personal preference thing...Rule #1 in effect
Let me know how it goes.........
Edited by wannabe1, 20 September 2005 - 06:05 PM.