Posted 28 September 2005 - 10:40 AM
I'm not sure you're going about it the right way. First of all, are you booting from the XP disk? Your computer needs to be set to boot from the CD-Rom. Second, if your computer is infected, simply re-installing XP isn't going to uninfect it. You need to format the partition and restart with a clean operating system, which will, of course, destroy all data you have on the hard drive. Forgive me if I'm overstating the obvious. Backing up your files has the obvious danger of backing up malware, too.