At 11/20/10 09:34 PM, Rockyusa wrote:
That looks like it has bad cable management. Try to make it a bit more tidy (thus, it will increase airflow).
That was just right after throwing the motherboard in, thus, why there isn't power running to a single drive. Also why the front panel isn't connected. It's all finished now, might update with a new picture. Trust me, I'm anal, it's all zip tied.
As for the virus problem you are having, I can't help you there. The only thing I would suggest is getting Windows 7 Home Premium (or maybe even linux if you are short on money) and reformatting your drive. If you don't want to do that, you could also get a new hard drive, forget your old one, and get (like I said before) Windows 7 or Linux (Linux is free and would count as a placeholder until you can fork up the money for an actual mainstream operating system).
Well the problem is, this computer is for a customer. I kinda do this stuff on the side here and there, and I was upgrading an old system for a lawyer that lives upstairs. As of now, I just threw the hard drive in his old system and it runs great.
After a bit of research, I found out it's just windows xp really. I guess windows xp gets really upset about any serious hardware changes, and you pretty much have to have an xp disc ready when doing any. It just gives you some generic 'virus' message on startup with new hardware.
But as far as a new operating system or hard drive, it's not possible right now. Customer has a lot of important documents from cases on that drive, so I'm just going to ghost it over to another drive and get it running that way. Still need to find an xp home disc though.