i did a search on this, but didn't find quite what i'm looking for... i hope someone can help!
here's my situation in a nutshell- xp started messing up, giving tons of errors, freezing, then finally wouldn't load. Not even in safe mode (i was able to load it in safe mode a few times).
i'm guessing it was a virus i couldn't detect, even with updates (wouldn't be the first time).
in the past, it has been easier just to format.
but in the past, i was a win 98 user.
xp setup won't run from dos.
if i format, do i need to load 98, then xp? thanks a million!
here are my system specs for anyone interested:
amd 1.8 ghz
384 megs of ram
80 gig hd, partitoned (30/50 fat32) - set to main
40 gig slave
edit to add: boot order = cd, ide-0, floppy
also, i built this a few years ago... please don't tell me that's why it F*@&ed up