I have a computer that was truly infected. Posting here was no help as the virus opened some port that allowed the person to reinfect the computer after all the viruses were removed the first time.
Last night I used DBAN and wiped the old version of XP. I have a windows vista disk with product key that came as an upgrade to an old laptop which I never used. I was hoping to be able to use this disk to install vista on the system I just wiped. I would just use the CD, however the CD drive on the computer now is not opening. When XP was still installed I checked the device manager and it showed the drive was in functioning condition, but I could not get the drive to open, even by using a paper clip in the small hole on hte front.
Is there a way to copy the files to a USB flash drive and boot from the drive to install vista?
Any help is much appreciated.