How to remove virus manually on xp

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i can't format a drive of 11 gb on my partitions in ==>disk management<== there is no highlighted words for formating and deleting so anyidea there is in harddrive i found two files one is autorun.inf and second is qwef(cmd file)
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  1. Use Ubutu on a disk or usb drive to format your hard drive.
    You can also try the dos command format or you download hijackthis to find it. Well, you can use regedit to search for it in (if the folders exist):

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
    in the folders:
    Active Desktop
    Attachments
    Explorer > Run
    NonEnum
    Ratings
    System > UIPI > Clipboard > ExceptionFormats

    Also try Spybot S&D to search for it.
    Other commands to delete the virus.

    del /f /s /q /a :r :h :i :s :a :l Drive/:Name.*
  2. This topic has been moved from the section Windows 2000/NT to section Windows XP by CompTIA_rep
  3. To remove a virus manually, first identify the virus:
    Upload your suspected file to VirusTotal. If it is a virus, use a data shredder software to delete it.
    Most common places for malware to hide:
    c:/Users/<YourUsername>/ (and subfolders)
    Startup folder (type shell:startup in run)
    Temp folder (type %temp% in run)
    and so many more... but using AV software is the easiest. If not use hitman pro
    http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro
    It is the best virus scanner out there (even better then malwarebytes <which i also recmmand>)
    www.malwarebytes.org
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