I need desperate help. I'm re-installing win xp for a long time but a week ago I noticed something: after formatting the partition and reinstalling windows...surprise! the fresh installed windows had the same settings with the one that I've just erased (also it had the same problems...lately, it doesn't respond to double-click, although the mouse works fine)...the only explanation to me remains that Micro$oft made a new type of FAT just for the essential system files. For me it seems impossible that booting from a win'98 boot disk and formatting the HDD some files to remain. This is worse than a virus!!!! A friend recommended me to plug out the PC while it is formatting the drive...is it wise? I need help Thank you!