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jmmkawasaki

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Hey everyone!
I had some trouble with my computer after a virus. The virus placed like twenty icons on my desktop including "Phetermine, Viagra, Something regarding insurance, lots of sex icons, [bleep], etc.. Winhound and SpySherrif also opened and ran. We tried to remove the viruses, without usign this website because I was unaware of Geekstogo.
We then formatted the HD, and tried to reinstall WinXp. Everytime Windows begins to install it locks up and won't continue.

Help!! Thank you very much!
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austin_o

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. So, you have already formatted the hard drive? Did that process complete without any errors? Do you have a bootable windows install cd and are you able to boot to it? Was the hard drive working ok prior to this adventure in malware/reformatting? Do you see any error message when the install "locks up?" When you reply, please post your full system specs. This will better enable folks to try to help you
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