do i have to use nlite everytime i format my

Microsoft Windows xp professional (upgr...
July 19, 2010 at 21:14:17
Specs: Xp, 1gb

I have toshiba laptop when I baught the laptop it had windows wista inbuilt OS after couple of moths ago I used nlite to downgrade for windows xp proffesional, yesterday I had virus in my laptop and decide to format my pc, so wanted to know whether I can use windows xp to reinstall it or do I need nlite to format my pc.

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July 20, 2010 at 01:43:22
Molik, why format? Sounds pretty extreme to me. I've been using my computer for years and never formatted. There're LOTS of cleaners around (some excellent, some not so good. Many free). Get/use one and drive on.
Ed in Texas.

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July 20, 2010 at 02:15:28
Ed thanks for reply

I have avg, spybot but some time ago I have downloaded antimalware doctor it was free trial version. Now last night when came home that antivirus was exported now it's blocking my net can't able to access any website and try to back the system two days but won't let me do it, also everytime I start my comuter it was pop up and asked me to purchase that sofware which I don't want and I have also deleted that software from cantrol panel but stil piping out so had no choice but format os now I m confused that what should I do coz my system was vista and I downgrade for xp using nlite software and wanted to know whether I have to use nlite again or can do it without it

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July 20, 2010 at 02:19:55

Maybe this will help get rid of Antimalware Doctor:

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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July 20, 2010 at 09:13:52
"wanted to know whether I have to use nlite again or can do it without it"

I assume your system has a SATA hard drive? If it does, the XP installer won't recognize it. You will have to do one of 3 things to do a clean reinstall of XP:

1. enter the BIOS & change the controller setting from AHCI to "IDE compatibility" mode, install XP, install the SATA drivers, then re-enter the BIOS & change the setting back to AHCI

2. install the SATA drivers from a floppy disk at the very beginning of the XP installation by pressing F6, then following the instructions. Once the drivers are installed, the XP install will continue

3. use nLite to create a new XP disk with the SATA drivers slipstreamed into it.

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July 20, 2010 at 09:16:36
Try booting into Windows safe mode by tapping F8 at start up. Once there you can get rid of the offensive malware.

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