I had installed XP the other day, updated everything and then went to bed. When I got up this morning the computer wouldn't respond at all. I eventually reset the CMOS and got the screen to appear. Now, it won't boot up. I even tried having it boot directly to the CD, to try and reinstall XP.
The screen is black and the cursor blinks no matter what I try. At the initial boot and in BIOS, everything seems to be recognized and working properly.
Just to give a slight preface on things. Someone was goofing off online before I could install the firewall or adjust the internet settings and someone let all this spyware come in and then XP freaked out and also said there was a virus. I cleaned up as much as possible. So, I have a feeling that could have something to do with this as well. But I can't get in to reformat the harddrive.