I've got the broken cd and the key. I guess what concerns me is that the windows cd was in perfect shape and just worked fine when I did a fresh install 3 days prior, before it happened again. I did a total format and fresh install, only to have the same thing happen again. I just thought it strange a win cd that worked perfect 3 days before wouldn't work. I did another total format and half way through all file started coming up as invalid images. That makes me think hardware, but I see no hardware problems anywhere. Hard to believe I got the same malware again 3 days later after a fresh install.
I was hoping there was some way I could create a start up disc that would let me boot into safe mode and run virus checker, ect. Still, I update it and it runs or ran everynight.
Are you saying to try and run Linux as a seperating OS and install it, even with a corrupt windows of some sort still on the drive. As I understand you can run two OS systems and I see in bios where you can do such.
Is there anyway I can totally format windows off my computer before I install linux. Obvious the disc is broke and I can't boot up to any command. I can boot to where it will read a CD. I had a Vista upgrade CD and tried it. It went through the process like it was going to install, but then will show a bluescreen error, missing sys file of some sort. I hit f8 while Vista was booting and got the screen with all the load options, tried safe mode and still went to the blue screen.
I'll try a linux install. Hope it functions like windows enough I can understand it. Thanks for your help. Just looking for the cheapest way out. Right now it's just tough. Things were great before this stupid nerve disease hit me, put me out of work...and you can figure out the rest from there...we lost everything in about 2 years and why stuck in bed, playing my sub game helps pass all the boring time.
The INTREX guy told me he would take a look at it even though my warrenty is out...so maybe he will help me out afterall.