Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:33 PM
window XP PRO
mother board = Asus P5WD2 Premium
My situation is really weird. It might make me look dumb but here it goes:
Recently my desktop got infected with few really annoying malwares that drived me crazy.
So I decided to format my desktop,
but when I press F8 to boot the CD rom where my XP installation CD is located, there is no message to prompt me to "press any key to boot CD....."
I hear some noises from my CD rom but the CD did not boot up, it went straight to boot Window.
I have tried moving my CD rom to the top from the boot priority in BIOS, nothing changes.
I have tried to disable HardDrive from the boot priority menu, and I get the message saying, "reboot and or insert media into the device I am trying to boot."
My XP CD is not scratched or damaged btw. I can access the CD through My computer when Window is loaded. (in fact, I had installed the window 3 times today, but they are all piled up in one hard drive. I pressed install Window XP through my computer -->CD rom)
I have tested the XP CD in my laptop and it worked fine.
I kind of think that it might has something to do with the Malware I got, because the Malware I got, disabled auto run function of all my CD drives and USB drives. I checked the drive property, the auto run is not shut off.
I am really desperate for help right now.