i've got a problem i can't get my head around, maybe someone can help?
My pc got infected with some nasty spyware...Virtumonde?? and various other nasties, i decided to format...before formatting i tried to do the built in system restore function but it lost my system root folder or something?... i'd had enough by that point so went for the format
i ran it all from the windows XP disc, i found that i had 2 partitions on my hard drive.... partition one reads "-: Partition1 (EISA Utilities) and my second partition is my c:/ drive
i assumed windows was installed on the c:/ so i formatted it using the instructions on screen...formatted and reinstalled windows...windows boots up fine, but it looks like none of my sound card drivers have installed...no sound comes from my speakers, just the little beeps from the speaker in my actual base unit, i can't install any network connections, i've tried unplugging & replugging my modem/router but it still doesn't pick it up
i think i have 2 versions of windows still installed.... it gives me 2 options, top option loads the new version...bottom option tells me cannot run because <windows root>/system32/hal.dll is missing or corrupt.
does anyone have any idea what i can do to fix this?... i tried reformatting the c:/ drive again but still have the same problem
thanks in advance...really doing my head in!.... need anymore info just ask