Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Cannot log on and want to wipe my hard drive help


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 kopey

kopey

  • Members
  • 7 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:44 PM

Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:26 PM

I cant log onto my computer because its virused really bad with a root kit and i want to wipe my hard drive and reinstall XP so i can start fresh please help.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 garmanma

garmanma

    Computer Masochist


  • Members
  • 27,809 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cleveland, Ohio
  • Local time:05:44 PM

Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:38 PM

There is no need to log in. You need to go into the BIOS and set the first boot device to the CD drive, exit and save changes. Then insert the XP cd and Restart the computer
To reach the BIOS in most computers, you reboot the computer, when the initial black and white screen shows, startt tapping the Delete key
Mark
Posted Image
why won't my laptop work?

Having grandkids is God's way of giving you a 2nd chance because you were too busy working your butt off the 1st time around
Do not send me PMs with problems that should be posted in the forums. Keep it in the forums, so everyone benefits
Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook and Twitter

#3 kopey

kopey
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 7 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:44 PM

Posted 09 March 2009 - 08:11 PM

Okay, so i booted it from the CD and it seemed to have worked fine as of now its installing Windows XP and it said it will take 34 more minutes until its done i'll keep you posted. Thanks for the help




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users