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I have a virus called IE Antivirus - it has almost totally disabled my system. I cannot format the hd using the original Windows CD, because when I need to enter a choice via keyboard, it freezes up. I can use the mouse and I can load in Safe mode, but that's about all I can do. If I wipe the hd using the format C command, will I be able to re-load Windows using the original CD?

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If you have an antivirus installed; as you should, you can run it in safe mode if required, or search for the ie antivirus folder and delete it.

You dont need the format c command if its xp, choose your cdrom as first boot device in the biossave settings and exit, and insert the cd, restart pc and press enter when prompted to boot from cd and then the option to install will be displayed

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