I'm running a Dell Dimension 4600 SP1. At one point in time, I upgraded to SP2 and it fried my HD. Upon contacting tech support (who replaced my HD free thank goodness), I was told that some desktops simply are not compatible with SP2. I'm not sure of the validity of this, but understand that we are up to SP3 now...
So a few questions if anyone has the time:
How do I wipe my HD clean, as it likely has a virus still on it?
If I reinstall XP SP1, how can I get to SP3, and in that case, would it be considered foolish to try to upgrade the service pack again seeing as this toasted a HD already?
I have Vista on my laptop, and though I'm not a huge fan, would consider putting it on the desktop. Is this a viable option? Am I better off just reinstalling XP on the desktop and leaving my laptop to Vista?
Thanks, guys... I hate to have to format this thing, but as of now, it's a nonfunctional block of metal.
Edited by jweezy, 07 April 2009 - 01:09 PM.