I have an Acer Aspire 5715z laptop running XP.
Upon downloading possible malware, the laptop was prompting me to insert credit details for an anti-malware software, which I knew was fake. This restarted my system and now every boot leads to the advanced boot menu, with options such as Safe mode, Safe with networking, Last known configuration etc etc...
No matter what option I select, the Windows logo shows and then quickly shows a 'Blue Screen Of Death error message/number"
I have tried to boot from disk (XP/Windows7 installation disks) but it simply wont allow me to.
I have tried searching for a "Don't reboot on error" in BIOS but can't find anything. I'm sure buying a new hard drive and installing a fresh OS would work, but is there any alternative?
Could I remove the hard drive from the laptop, connect it to my personal computer and format it that way?