I have a dell 1545 inspiron and I am trying to format all the drives and do a clean install of vista until I get windows 7 pretty soon. I am doing a clean install because I found a rootkit (gecko-crash) when I ran a housecall online scan. I was able to format the F drive which was vista recovery drive. But D is a system drive and contains some system files, some of which I don't recognize and one folder is titled 'Boot'. I can copy other files to D(which means viruses can copy themselves to it) and I want to format it because it might be infected as well but can't be formatted.. I keep 'getting can't format D system drive' messages.
Btw I have ran spyware doctor scan, online housecall scan and nothing has showed up. But the system was kinda slow and I have to do a clean install now. Any ideas?