Reformat hard drive and load Win XP help please Tags: Boot Hard Drives Windows XP Last response: August 1, 2010 6:07 AM in Windows XP Share ninja99 July 31, 2010 4:04:41 AM I inherited a desktop that had be toasted in a virus/trojan attack. Computer would not boot, kept looping back to abnormal shutdown message. So changed bios to boot from CD and put in boot disk. Selected reformat hard drive and got this error message: system error your computer is not responding, incorrect system type restore canceled. Any recommendations on how to proceed? Thinking I need a 3rd party software to clean the hard drive and then install OS. Digging thru my software I have a XP boot disk from my old notebook and a XP upgrade CD. Thanks in advance for the advice! More about : reformat hard drive load win soundguruman August 1, 2010 6:07:42 AM You should not be putting in a boot disk, you should put in a XP installation disk. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvednew pc old hard drive reformat from xp to win 7 pro Forum Please help...?reformat pre loading of XP sp2? Forum SolvedCan recover/load 2TB hard drives from anything Please Help Forum SolvedTurning off Hard Drive (Selectively) in Win 7, Help Please Forum SolvedCpu Upgrade Possible Problem With Hard Drive On Win XP Forum SolvedCan I use a Reinstall Win 7 DVD on a reformatted hard drive Forum SolvedCan I use a Reinstall Win 7 DVD on a reformatted hard drive Forum How to reformat hard drive in windows xp Forum Win7 loads over XP - 2 hard drives Forum HELP!! Reformatting and Repartitioning XP hard drive? Forum LaCie External Hard Drive Is Unknown Device (XP and VISTA) Please Help Fix!! Forum SolvedNoise after Win7 loads is driving me nuts, please help Forum Help! New hard drive not viewable in WIn XP Forum SolvedLooking for suggestions on new hard drive that will run WIN 98 with XP upgrade Forum Correct way to Reformat hard drive with xp Forum Need help to reformat an external hard drive? Forum SolvedHelp reformatting the hard drive from PS4 for use in a laptop Forum SolvedPlease Help Me hard drive Forum Solvedhard drive problem.... I think please help Forum Solvedhard drive locked and cant start in safe mode help please Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !