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Trojan on HDD want to Zero out and reinstall OS

\015 I gotta Trojan 'twext.exe' on my system. It has been a few years since I did this. I have a sata HDD. I want to reinstall Win XP (it is the upgrade variety) I have the previous Win 98 disks as well.\015\012\015\012My issue is I need to wipe it with a disk command and then zero it out. I want to be sure I have no data residue. I dont want to download anything cause I dont trust the sys I am on. \015\012\015\012Any suggestions?\015

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Just to make sure of a few things, you actually want to install windows 98 when you could install windows XP? and the other thing is that you do not need to acutally "Zero" the drive out -as in writing zeros to all sectors- formatting it will suffice to remove a virus.
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