I Can't install my os xp in my pc.i think i have a virus in it..but i can install it in d drive.. i have tried to format it using my cd formatting options..no way..plz give me how to clean my hard drive in any way...
Its not a virus as when you format your hard drive it would wipe it out ... how many hard drive do you have ? if you have 2 install a new instalation to the good hard drive and you should get to the part of xp that says do you want to format the partition on this hard drive by pressing ( f ) do this and when your pc has finished re-installing you can click on my computer in your start menu then right click on the bad hard drive and run a full format from there ...
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I think your problem is this, you try to install Windows XP with a pre-installed Windows 7---windows doesn't accept downgrading of O.S., so the best solution on this would be to erase Windows 7 or format the hard drive and install a fresh Windows XP.
if you got two harddrives or two partions make sure that you only have one os installed.you can try reinstalling it again or zero your drive.(fdisk)this will right zeros to your disk and destroy all data,including virus.before doing any of this go start-right click my computer-properties-advanced tab-start up and recovery colum and make sure there is only one option
under the defult operating systems if there is two that could be your problem,click edit and determine wich is the new os.if there is only one try reinstalling or zero all drives(backup all data first)
If you have Windows XP OS installation CD, just put it in and boot your computer.
Leave the system till it comes to a blue screen. Choose to install a new OS and follow teh on-screen instructions.
Choose to format the C drive if you wish to delete Vista and the data in you C drive.
Proceed with the instructions and you will be able to install the OS.
Hope this helps!
fully format the drive in which you have installed the OS and then install the fresh copy of the windows XP .... if the same problem persists then your system might have got attacked with some virus like trojan backdoor or trojan horse ...
this virus will not be vanished if you remove the partition and reinstall the Xp also so first you must download a good updated antivirus & then scan your whole system & clean the virus & then install the fresh copy of the OS by formatting that drive ...
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This is a little difficult but it can B done :) Firstly I dunno if ya need to re-format ya drive? perhaps first ya could try to "Repair" of Win98? If that doesn't work,then, perhaps ya may have to re-format. If the Win98 is on a SEPARATE drive or Partition this also makes a difference....
Basically ... repair/re-install win98, then do a repair of ya Boot menu for XP, as Win98 sets up an incorrect Boot up for XP, and thus must be "Fixed" so XP will boot & show a Dual boot menu..
here are some links to help you step by step...