Posted 17 June 2009 - 08:35 AM
99% of E-Machines came with 1 or 2 cd's or even 1 DVD that had the complete reinstallation of windows XP and most of the "preinstalled" software on them.
Without these or a Genuine Microsoft Windows XP CD, you will not be able to put Windows XP back on your computer.
Unfortunately Windows XP is "Licensed" software and is not available in "legal" downloadable form.
I would suggest looking for the cd's / dvd for this computer and go from there.
If you do not have these, you may be able to contact E-machines and purchase a set for your mother's computer.
"Admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail."