OK, the computer that my parents use, or should I say used, doesn't work anymore. It had viruses up the ***. Its current state is that it will not boot into windows. It will start and go through the start up stuff and do the windows logo with the little bar scrolling across the bottom. All that jazz. After the windows logo it looks like its about to bring up the user account login page, instead it restarts and does the process over again. It does this over and over again until I manually shut it down. It is a fairly old computer. I tried to use the program Kill Disk, to wipe the HD, but it wouldn't load the dvd. I was thinking about getting something like linux on one of my flash drives and booting it up with that and then cleaning the HD like that, but i'm not sure if that will work. The computer is about a 1.2GHz processor, 500mb of ram, 30gb HD, windows xp SP1. It is SP1 because the motherboard's bios are to old to support SP2. I don't wanna try my luck with flashing new bios onto the mb. All they do with it anyway is internet. Basicly what I need is a way to wipe the HD totally clean, without accessing the computer, make it virus and OS free. Then I need a copy of windows xp SP1 i can download, put on a disk, and install on the HD. Any suggestions on how to get this dinosour up and running again would be welcome. Don't suggest buying a new computer though, they don't care about it that much. Ok, thanks.