while trying to setup winxp sp2 from the bootable disc, the setup procedure will not detect the SEAGATE ST3160827AS sata disc, in order to format the only partition and reinstall a new copy of winxp.
but the pc starts up nomrally with the already installed winxp, which, i guess, shows the hdd at least works!
the pc is certainly infected by a trojan. when trying to connect to the internetvia adsl modem, the antivirus software provides the adress below as the threat source:
the exact pc configuration is as follows
AMD ATHLON64 3000
MOBO ASUS KV8SE DELUXE
512 MB DDR 400MHZ
VGA SAPPHIRE ATI 9800 PRO 256
HDD SEAGATE 160 ST3160827AS