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Recovery from Trojan(?)-induced crash

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Something bad crashed my HP box, running XP. Booting from a floppy shows the C: drive to contain only two files: HP Recovery and Temp, both empty. Yet booting from the hard drive hangs after putting up the wallpaper, so clearly the disk hasn't been wiped. I'm looking for software that I could use, from a floppy, for cleaning and recovery. I had a subscription to McAfee and had never had a problem in two years of running the system (with a firewalled DSL connection). However, the autorenewal on the subscription got messed up because of an expired credit card, and something apparently got in in the 24 hours or so before I discovered the lapse. The only clue I have as to the identity of the bad guy is a green comet-like flash just before the screen goes dark when I turn off the machine.
Is there any point in trying to do this myself, or should I take it to a shop?
Thx in advance.
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