In a nut shell......Got infected , came here and got great help cleaning the computer of infections etc.
( thanks Boopme
) . I still cant get into safe mode with f8 and in general the computer is just not acting right ,so I feel it would be safer to reinstall xp. and take no chances.
I have all of the info and data that I want to save burned to a dvd to reinstall later. In the process of gathering all of the stuff I wanted to save I realized just how much "junk" was installed with the windows xp.
I know the restore disk wipes and restores the computer to its original state and more than likely
it restores all the "junk" too . Is it possable to just install only what I need without all the other stuff.
I have a compaq pc with xp home installed and only have the restore disk that I made on the computer when I brought it.