Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:55 PM
I had a bad virus before and cleaned it up, but it was suggested that I do a format/reinstall to completely clean my system. However, I've been having trouble booting from the cdrom. I have the windows xp home oem edition, and when i go thru the usual steps and go into the bios to boot from cdrom, nothing different happens and the computer keeps booting up like normal. I tried doing the same procedure on a windows 2000 system, and it does boot from the cd, so the cd should be good. Then I tried connecting an external cdrom, and booting from that, still nothing. Finally tried disconnecting the harddrive, and then it began to boot from the cd, but it wouldn't allow me to continue since it said no hard drive was connected, but whenever the harddrive is connected, it boots from the harddrive no matter what. Any suggestions?
Another question, I am using drivermax to save all my drivers to transfer to the clean system after I am done, is that a good program to use? I don't have all my driver discs, and I am looking for the easiest way to transfer everything over.