Got a couple questions, saw tons of topics with search, but still got my problems. My computer is full for useless junk, that I want to get ride of. Lot of it is Virus'/trojans I can't remove, and my harddrive getting full, I would like to get it back to nothing...ifs its possible.
I've tried going into DOS and "format C:" I get "format cannot run because the volume is in use by another process"
I've gone into boot setup, and placed CD-ROM to the top. Put in the CD and restarted. Stuck there, not really sure how I can get to the screen everyone talks about after this.
I've also read about a bootdisk, but it looked like it was only in WIN98 threads, so dont want to try that till it I know it works for XP.
Im guessing if I want to clear my computer I will need to both reformat and reinstall of XP, please correct me if Im wrong. If theres a thread/website I could follow, it would be great. I just want my computer back to standard. I dont really want to hide the deleted files like some other threads I read were about, like programs adding 0's (I dunno if that made since).
I'm also a little confused about what partitions are, and I know they have something to do with reformating.
Well, any help would be great.