Do you have a Windows XP Installation disk?
If you do you can use it to restore missing or corrupted system files or perform a repair installation.
First you need to backup files that you don't want to loose:
You can use an op system like Puppy Linux to backup your documents and pictures to cds or another drive if you have one.
Get Puppy Linux here. It runs in RAM or from the CD so it does not need to be installed:http://www.puppylinux.com/download/downpage.htm
" * Puppy will easily install to USB, Zip or hard drive media.
* Booting from CD, Puppy will load totally into RAM so that the CD drive is then free for other purposes.
* Booting from CD, Puppy can save everything back to the CD, no need for a hard drive.
* Booting from USB, Puppy will greatly minimise writes, to extend the life of Flash devices indefinitely.
* Puppy will be extremely friendly for Linux newbies.
* Puppy will boot up and run extraordinarily fast.
* Puppy will have all the applications needed for daily use.
* Puppy will just work, no hassles.
* Puppy will breathe new life into old PCs"
Edited by Enthusiast, 12 October 2006 - 06:37 AM.