So to give you a bit of backup, had a rogue spyware issue, tried removing it and i guess it removed a system file also. I have backed up the documents i need on HDD and now i'm trying to wipe it clean before I re-install Windows XP.
1. Cannot boot in the various safe modes or command prompt by pressing F8 - it takes me to the windows login screen, but the mouse and keyboard do not work.
2. Windows XP setup cannot identify the hdd. But i backed up my data yesterday so i know the HDD is not toast.
What are the next steps here people? Again, just looking to do a wipe and re-install.