need major help newby but learning
Ok so herer is my situation, first off I hope I'm posting in the right area. So downloading torrents I directly downloaded a virus ironic how I was downloading an antivirus at the time. Anyways I'm completely f'd, my comp logs out right after I log in I believe I'm infected with adware and spyware as my background has changed and I get random applications running plus I get stuff like "the administrator will not allow you to perform these actions etc.." Forgive me if I'm typing weird I'm using my bb curve. Anyways I'm 16 so I am not much on the moola which I was downloading in the first place. So I'm sitting here with an open computer I've identified the basic components ram,hdd,rom reader/writers/floppy disks etc.. This is a dell dimension 4500 nice comp appears to be expandable as there are several slots my comp is relatively old. 2000 to be exact so I have thought of a few things to do I don't really care about any of the data on my single master hdd except for my os. And currently I do not know where my xp os is my key stuff is on the side of my comp so I was thinking of reformatting it but I want my win xp back. As I said I'm completely f'd as I can't even get into safe mode or anything and like I said I only have 1 18 gb hd sad I know so I just thought of buying one of those 80 gb hdd's. Also can someone explain how to add other hard drives? Seems the main chord has 2 other identical chords and I discovered that my floppy is not plugged in... I have some photos its cool how it opens like a book nice and convenient. I do plan on getting at least 2 hd's total I figure if I can restore this one ill assign it as my flight simulator x hd as I hear it keeps expanding that's my thing alittle gaming and aviation models and engineering like google sketchup or turbocad. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.