Well hello all, My computer has officially crapped out. That spyware issue trojan downloader ripped it to shreads. I became tired of trying to remove all the little pieces of fun it hid within the system so I decided to reformat. Upon reformatting I found out that I can no longer boot the machine unless I have the windows XP CD in the cd-rom drive. Any ideas? Once and if we can fix that issue ... this is where I currently stand. zero windows updates installed. I had zone alarm pro setup file on my external hard drive so that was installed before this computer even touched the internet. and GAIM (aim alternative). That is all that is installed on this machine. Reason being is that I do not want to go through the hassle of all the updates and installation unless I can get this thing to boot without the cd-rom. Any ideas to help me fix this issue?