Hi, I recently got a virus, MBR rootkit, on my computer called boot.tidserv and it's created an unknown disk partition about 2mb in size. I've ran all sorts of tests to get this virus out and nothing worked. I decided I wanted to reformat and re-install windows 8 pro onto my computer to clean it out. My original OS was vista. I purchased an upgrade to Windows 8 from MS so I only have the code at the moment. I'm not sure whether making an IOS DVD is a good choice at the moment since I still have this virus.
My computer model is HP Pavilion Elite e9180f running on 64 bit.
I want to delete this partition and re-installl windows 8 cleanly. But I'm a bit unsure how to proceed because I really don't want to screw the process up and I also really don't want the virus to survive and still keep infecting my computer. I was wondering if someone could guide me through the process or could point me in the right direction.