These are my last hopes,but I feel getting the disks and a full format are still the best thing with such a serious infection.
What happens when you try to connect ? Any messages or ???
The DSS/HiJack wouldn't work ,what did that do?
Other than from dell ,which probably would be best. Here are some alternatives for setup disks.How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks
select the download that's appropriate for your Operating System
create a Bootable CD:Bart's way to create bootable CD-Roms Ultimate Boot CD
You can try doing a "Repair Install with Recovery Console
". The Recovery Console is a Windows utility that provides a DOS-like command line from which you can run some repair programs. If you have a Microsoft Windows CD-ROM, you can get to the Recovery Console by booting from that CD and pressing any key when you told to 'Press any key to boot from CD'. At the 'Welcome to Setup' screen, press r for Repair.
If you don't have your XP CD you can download an ISO of the Recovery Console files:NTFS4FreeDos ISORecovery Console ISO fileXP Recovery Console zip file.
Burn it as an image to a disk to get a bootable CD which will startup the Recovery Console for troubleshooting and fixing purposes. This is especially useful for those with OEM systems with factory restore partitions or disks but no original installation CD. If you are not sure how to burn an image, please read How to write a CD/DVD image or ISO
Note: You should know that some types of malware can result in a system so badly damaged that a Repair Install will NOT help!.
Reinstalling Windows without first wiping the entire hard drive with a repartition and/or format will not remove the infection. The reinstall will only overwrite the Windows files. Any malware on the system will still be there afterwards. Starting over, reformatting the drive and performing a clean install of the OS removes everything and is the safest action
Edited by boopme, 02 May 2008 - 05:59 PM.