Re: HELP! SP1 has ruined windows XP!!!
<1st of all, take out the usb card/ you'll add it later after the fresh install>
Since you said that nothing is all that important on the hhd. i would just do a freash install of windows, but before doing so make shure that you delete the partition on the hhd 1st , as to get rid of this virus causing your comp. to re-boot.
Try doing a sytem restore using the xp pro cd, that will put your comp. back to default, and erase all viruses.
When after it installs and asks you to activate, just put a check to say activate later..then continue. it should'nt ask you to activate anymore.
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