1. You have the virus protection enabled in the BIOS and it will pop up such a message. Fix? Disable that.
2. You installed XP or XP SP1 and such has no protection from certain worms. Take the advice to make a XP SP2 CD so you have at least that much protection. Noted at http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/InstallXPHome/installxphome1.htm under "important imformation".
I am attempting to install XP Pro on new barebones system, before completion of OS installation, I get error message saying I have a virus on HD that I just got done formatting to NTFS. How can a brand new hard drive be totally erased of all data? I've evidently gotten a virus off of boot setup disks I downloaded from MS website. Windows won't let me complete the install. HELP!!! thanks!