I'm new here, so pleas excuse me if I posted in the wrong place.
A friend lent me his netbook, an HP Mini 110-1129NR. It caught a huge system virus, don't know how, but I do know what. The OS is XP Home SP3, I'm able to get as far as the login screen in both regular and safe mode. After I log onto a user account, only the wallpaper shows up. Apparently explorer.exe is missing, I'm able to go into task manager, but that's it, even in safe mode. My first thought is the best option is a re-install. So, I burned a XP Home SP3 disc, then booted into it from an external DVD/CD drive. Everything was fine, except when I started setup. I got a an error message, saying that it couldn't detect any hard drives. It then said to press "S" in order to specify a SCSI driver, but I don't have one.
Obviously the hard drive is there because I can boot into Windows.
Is there a fix for this?
Thanks a ton for the help !
Edited by boopme, 20 April 2011 - 08:41 PM.
Moved to XP