I have a business acquaintances pc which originally was infected with the anti virus 2008. He has been on the internet for 2 years with no antivrus. He is pc illiterate. When I saw him I was surprised it still ran. It has a ASUS mobo A8R-MX/S. Saegate barracuda 250gig Sata drive. No floppy. Bought it at one of the big retail places 2 years ago. No name pc. I managed to back up what he wanted off the pc & formatted it. Tried numerous versions of xp that had sata drive support on the disc but it won't load. If I boot to the hard drive I get a message "this computer may be infected with a virus" Theoretically it should not boot into "c" as there is no operating system on it.
This is after it has been formatted & no operating system loaded on it. I have tried numerous things & wondering now could the drive be pooched. I have formatted numerous drives over the years but never seen this before. Any ideas?