My computer was infected with some kind of virus so I reformated the harddrive and reinstall windows xp, this help remove the virus I can now surf the net but before I can't snd it always take me to same website. Now I have another problem, Messenger Service keep popin up every now and then saying " critical error message!-registry damaged and corrupted.To fix the problem: open internet explorer and type: www.registrycleanerxp.com and it go on saying after i installed then the problem would go away. This all sound familar with spyware virus.
Since you are not using Windows Live OneCare, you are off topic for this forum. This is not a general forum for viruses, spyware, or Windows Help. For help with spyware issues, you may want to try the forums here:
http://aumha.net/For help with virus removal, contact the maker of your Antivirus program.