Harddrive and virus help


May 23, 2006
Hey guys I hope you can help me. I brought up the Microsoft explorer browser yesterday and my MicroTrend Anti-virus screen popped up saying that it could not quarantine a virus that I just recieved.
So I rebooted into safe-mode and did a scan with "Spy Bot Search and Destroy" and also "Ad-Ware". I did this several times; and then rebooted into regular mode. My computer is still really slow, here are the things I noticed:

1) Micro-Trend Anti Virus icon on my tool bar keeps on saying "Scanning out going mail"

2) When I go into "Window Task Manager" my CPU usage is 100% and I dont have any applications on. Also it says "tmproxy.exe" is using 98% of my CPU, in the Processes section.

I really messed up guys!! THis is my first build and I kinda ran out of patience. So I tried to reformat this harddrive by putting the Windows XP disc in the CD drive and restart it.
A menu came up and I clicked on "install windows", I figured it would erase this harddrive before reinstalling it again. I guess it installed it and the computer rebooted. However, during rebooting a blue screen came up and said something about the computer can't continue because it might cause damage and also it says there is a virus in the harddrive.
How can I get rid of this virus if I can't even go into windows. Is this a way to maually erase the harddrive?

This is my first time and I thought I knew what I was doing but I didnt.....please help!!

ok here it goes.....

1) Computer is booting up, AMD logo appears, a black screen appears and it shows a list of sequences, it always did that when the computer worked.
2)Then it gives me options to go into "Safe Mode", "Start Normally" and other options. If I pick one of them, a blue screen appears and says:

To prevent damage, the computer will not run any further. Check for viruses, remove newly installed harddrives or hard drive controllers. Check hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated.

Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption and then restart.

Technical Info:

*** Stop: 0x0000007B (0xF789E640, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


Mar 6, 2006
I would suggest two things 1.do the fdisk/mbr[rewrites master boot record]..
2.Then fdisk and reformat your hdd [active partition only]usually C,unless of course your hdd is not partitioned ???....Be well..


Former Staff
You can't do that. You have to boot off the CD if you want to do a clean install, you have to choose the correct options durring the prompts that follow to get a clean instal and format the drive.


Dec 23, 2006
Though this post is really old, I'm currently having a similar issue - booting from the windows CD and doing a full format doesn't seem to help...perhaps a more powerful format is needed.