Hey guys, once again I have an issue with my xp home computer. It is a root kit. I have two hidden objects on my computer, one I believe related to my printer and its phone home capabilities, the other seems to be a kit.
Here is what I plan to do. Brand new HD, I have it now and it is still in its anti static bag. I am going to make a windows partition and a partition for my page file and a partition for my programs. I also think it would be a good idea to put my system variable temp and tmp files on a partition as well. Any way I am tired of windows not being "right", infected, corrupted, or experience steady degradation. I want a system that when it breaks it can be fixed easily, simply, and quickly with out waiting through hundreds of reboots.
I know that some type of bootable cd would be helpful as well as images and possibly setting up a VM environment. I hope some of you guys are able to make suggestions about my plan or even give me a new one and direct me to where I need to go to set my machine up. I am able to deal with most computer problems but I find I have less and less time to devote to computer repair. So I can follow instructions well and look up and use most info. I have trouble learning totally new concepts in the written format unless it is well thought out and does not require extensive searches for questions I might have while learning, in short I respond and learn best if I have an instructor or assistant that can answer questions as they occur. I become frustrated and confused when it is assumed I know things I don't.
So there you have it. Any assistance appreciated and I will provide feed back for other readers.