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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Unreadable Hard Drive ? Reformat ? Dont need to save any info? How do I Forum Install xp to second hard drive on native win 7 64 bit Forum How to reformat hard drive in windows xp Forum Large Hard Drive in Win XP Pro Forum Windows XP Hard Drive Size Limit - Please help me Forum Trying to load win xp pro x64 sp2 Forum reformat win xp & install win 2000 Forum How to make a bootable USB drive or reformat /partition and install XP Forum wanting to reformat hard drive Forum Re-format my hard drive Forum reformat and load Forum IE Hijack virus survived a full hard drive reformat Forum Please help...?reformat pre loading of XP sp2? Forum [WILL NOT LOAD WIN XP All the way with hard drive removed from another mother b Forum Help ! New Mobo/Processor - Reformat with XP Forum HELP!!! Please with Windows XP Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !