"I decided to reformat but although I can get into BIOS and put the Windows disc in the drive Ias soon as I switch off and restart the PC it returns me to the other screen. "
Go in the BIOS & locate the Boot priority.
Se it to boot from the CD drive first.
When you put the disk in the drive & start the computer watch the screen for a message "Press any key to boot from CD"
Press a key.
If you aren't familure with reinstalling XP at a certain point during the install the computer will restart.
Don't press a key to boot from CD !
Let it restart on it's own & the installation will continue.
"Can anyone tell me if there is a way into my PCV through the BIOS to uninstall or disable Comodo."
You can't disable software in the BIOS.
You might try using the Recover Console before doing a full reinstall.
When the XP disk first boots watch for ,"To run the Recovery Console Press R"
When you get to the prompt type in: fixboot & press enter
You will be asked if you're sure to wriye a new boot file ,press y .then enter.
When you are back to the prompt type in : fixmbr , you'll get a prompt asking if you're sure, press Y then enter.
If that works it will save you from having to reinstall everything .
Edited by fairjoeblue, 27 March 2009 - 10:12 AM.
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